American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Associate Fellow Committee


Jyoti Chouhan, DO, PharmD


Lyndsey Kilgore, MD

About Us

Surgeons who have completed an accredited surgical residency program and have entered surgical practice or are engaged in additional surgical residency, research, or fellowship program.


  • To provide leadership opportunities in the profession of surgery and ACS
  • Initiate activities and resources relevant to young surgeon concerns
  • Provide representation for young surgeons in organized surgery

Current Projects

  • How and Why to Become FACS session at Clinical Congress
  • Graduating Resident Primer
  • Pathway to Fellowship Interview Series
  • Topic and speaker selection for Grand Rounds Webinar Series

Contact us at for more information or to join this committee.

Why and How to Become a Fellow

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

Associate Fellow member Dr. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall interviews Ryan Dumas, MD, FACS, and ACS Staff Member Karen Freeman.

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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