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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.

Apply for IEP

As the world becomes more connected, we have the opportunity to reach out and learn from outside of the Americas. Apply for the International Exchange Scholar Program by November 30 for this unique opportunity.

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Symposium Essays

The topic of this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium was Physician Extenders in Academic Surgery: Integrated Partner or Parallel Player? Read the second place essays submitted featuring views from both sides of the debate.

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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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Surgeon Scientist Series

Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, FACS, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, discusses her opportunity to follow through on a breast cancer clinical trial, why she enjoys the variety of being a surgeon-scientist, and what she believes are important qualities in a mentor.

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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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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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