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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.

Registration Open

Register now and join more than 400 College leaders and members for the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, May 19–22.

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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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Congrats, Scholars!

The RAS-ACS is pleased to announce the winners of the RAS-ACS Leadership Scholarship Awards. The winners were selected based on four criteria that support the RAS-ACS vision. Congratulations to our award recipients!

  Meet the winners

We Value You

ACS Values Resident Members

Dr. Patricia Turner, MD, FACS, director, Division of Member Services of the American College of Surgeons, offers support and encouragement to surgical trainees.

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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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