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Resident and Associate Society

Get InvolvedFor surgical trainees and young surgeons, the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) serves to familiarize you with College programs and leadership. RAS-ACS provides you with an avenue for participation in ACS affairs, fosters development and use of your leadership skills in organized surgery, and provides opportunities for your opinions and concerns as young surgeons and trainees to be heard by College leadership.

Surgeons: COVID-19 Affecting Your Wellness?

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Take a Breath and Decompress

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, a series of scheduled weekly phone hangouts to talk about current events, difficult cases, concerns, or just hang out in uncertain and stressful times.

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Essay Contests

Two essay contests are available for Resident Members and Associate Fellows. The 2020 RAS-ACS Symposium will focus on the debate around Surgical Resident Unionization. Essays are due by May 1. The Communications Committee is accepting essays addressing Surgeon vs Machine: Evaluating the Role of Artificial Intelligence and Innovative Technology in Surgery until Friday, May 1.

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Spectacular Cases

The RAS-ACS invites ACS Resident Members and Associate Fellows to submit one case worthy of a discussion at the annual Spectacular Cases Panel Session at Clinical Congress 2020. Case submissions are due 5:00 pm (Central) on by May 3.

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Support at Every Stage

What stage are you in your surgical career? The ACS has resources and support for a surgeon at every stage of his or her career. Learn about what the ACS can offer you.

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