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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.

Fostering Wellness and Resilience

This month’s Bulletin centers on the theme selected by the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons: Developing Wellness and Resilience. Visit the Bulletin website to read perspectives and action items to promote surgeon wellbeing.

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Register Today

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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ACS Supports You

Dr. Patricia Turner

Supporting Associate Fellows and Residents at Each Stage of Your Career

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the Division of Member Services, talks about the benefits and programs available to our Associate Fellows and Resident Members.

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Dear Intern

At the start of a new academic year, many members are transitioning into different roles—some still within the framework of residency, some out of residency entirely. Within these letters, the authors share their wisdom with their younger selves and others as they look back on their intern years through a more experienced, wiser lens.

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Why should I become FACS and how do I do it?

Learn more about ACS Fellowship during our special session at Clinical Congress 2019 on Tuesday, October 29.

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Essay Contest Winner

The RAS-ACS congratulates Laura F. Goodman, MD, for her winning essay Cut it Out: Changing the Status Quo. Dr. Goodman will receive a $500 cash award presented during the RAS-ACS Business Meeting at Clinical Congress 2019. Her essay will be published in the January ACS Bulletin.

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