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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.

Preparing a Top-Notch Fellowship Application

This webinar advises residents on how to assemble the best fellowship application, put their best self forward as an applicant, navigate potential pitfalls during the application process, and nail the interview. Login Required.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Meghana V. Kashyap, MD, DIM&PH, coauthor of “Mirror, mirror: How current societal issues reflect changes arising in surgery

Joshua M. Mammen, MD, PhD, FACS, interviews Meghana V. Kashyap, MD, DIM&PH, coauthor of the Bulletin article, “Mirror, mirror: How current societal issues reflect changes arising in surgery.”

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Free Recording

Listen to a panel of experts as they discuss how to apply the trauma model to surgeon well-being and address various issues, factors, and drivers at all levels of well-being at an organization.

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Grand Rounds Series

Register for the upcoming webinar on Ergonomics in Surgery: Simple Interventions, Substantial Gains. Workplace-related injuries represent a costly economic burden in the US, both in their direct costs and indirect costs related to missed days of work. With a physical job, surgeons are not immune. This webinar will discuss current trends and developments with regard to ergonomics in surgery.

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Early Career Resources

Key concepts for early career surgeons are covered in these 10-minute presentations by leading surgeons. Topics include Evaluating Practice Opportunities, 10 things to avoid during the first year in practice, Resource Negotiations, and more.

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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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Associate to Fellow

Transition your Membership to Fellowship

Associate Fellows, have you thought about becoming FACS when you are eligible? Do you wonder what this step might entail, how long it will take, and what it might mean for your career? Listen as Erin Garvey, MD, FACS, talks about making the transition.

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