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

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) sponsors a variety of committees that work on annual projects for the society during the year. As an ACS Resident Member or Associate Fellow, you are encouraged to get involved and join a RAS Committee. Each committee meets one Wednesday a month via conference call at 8:00 pm Central.

  • 1st Wednesday: Advocacy & Issues
  • 2nd Wednesday: Communications
  • 3rd Wednesday: Membership
  • 4th Wednesday: Education

Contact RASNews@facs.org and tell us which committee you would like to join and we will include you in the roster.

Clinical Congress 2017

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) welcomes Associate Fellows and Resident members to join us for programming especially relevant to the needs of young surgeon and surgeons-in-training at Clinical Congress 2017, October 22–26 in San Diego, CA. 

Associate Fellow Programming   |    Resident Programming

RAS-ACS Symposium

Sunday, October 22
3:00–5:30 pm

During the symposium, young surgeons and experienced surgeons will debate such issues as: What should surgical leadership look like in the 21st century? Should we strive for a seat at the table of business, policy, and politics? Or should we strengthen our commitment to direct patient care, surgical education, and research? These questions will be featured and debated at the 2017 RAS-ACS Symposium.

YFA Speed Mentoring

Tuesday, October 24
4:00–5:00 pm

The Young Fellows Association (YFA) invites Resident Members and Associate Fellows of the College to engage as mentees at the second annual YFA Speed Mentoring Program to be held on Tuesday, October 24, at the 2017 Clinical Congress meeting in San Diego, CA.

Each of the 100 young surgeon mentors are expected to meet with up to six mentees during a quickly paced hour-long mentor event to discuss focused mentoring topics identified by the mentee. This event is cosponsored by the YFA and Resident and Associate Society.

For additional information, please contact Alison Powers at 312-202-5363 or yfellows@facs.org.

Register for Clinical Congress

ACS Chapter Meetings

As a Resident Member or Associate Fellow, you are encouraged to seek out your local ACS chapter to attend meetings and events in your local area. For more information, see Chapter information on the ACS website.