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

Communications Committee


Crystal Johnson-Mann, MD


Red Hoffman, MD

About Us

The Communications Committee is one of the four committees that serve the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS). Our committee continually seeks opportunities to enhance communication among residents, Fellows, and leaders of the ACS via social media, e-newsletters, and the ACS website. 


  • Publish a RAS-ACS e-newsletter six times per year
  • Oversee publication of the annual RAS-ACS-themed August issue of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
  • Maintain the RAS-ACS Facebook page and Twitter feed with conference call reminders and other news updates
  • Oversee contributions to the ACS Communities
  • Oversee the annual RAS-ACS essay contest

Current Projects

  • Annual essay competition
  • August Bulletin issue
  • Podcast creation
  • JACS social media journal club collaboration
  • RAS promotional video

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