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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.

New Resident Course

The ACS Core General Surgery Review for Residents, July 6–8 in Chicago, IL, is a new three-day course specifically designed for residents who are interested in an intense review of general surgery. 

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Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. Registration is now open for Clinical Congress 2019.

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Surgeon Well-Being

Despite a high prevalence of distress, few physicians seek help. The College is here to help and has put together the resources to support the challenges you may face as a surgeon.

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Grand Rounds Series

The RAS-ACS Grand Rounds Webinar Series is for young surgeons starting private practice or academic surgical medicine. Dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices, and managing personal life and wellness. The webinars are presented live and free of charge.  

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How to Get Involved

Q: How do I get involved in RAS-ACS?

A: Here’s how!

  • Vote in an election
  • Speak at a chapter meeting
  • Engage in the ACS Communities
  • Call in to a RAS Committee

The four standing committees meet on a once-monthly basis. On Wednesday, 9:00 pm (EST). Introduce yourself and get involved! Contact RASNEWS@facs.org for call-in info.

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RAS-JACS Club

The RAS-ACS and JACS Journal Club engages trainees and junior attendings with the current surgical literature through discussion with world experts. Join the discussion!

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