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.
ACS Chapter Meetings
As a Resident Member or Associate Fellow, you are encouraged to seek your local ACS chapter to attend meetings and events in your local area. For more information, see Chapter information on the ACS website.
Leadership & Advocacy Summit
Join more than 400 College leaders, members, residents, and medical students for the ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit, May 6–9,2017, in Washington, DC.
The Leadership segment will include powerful speakers addressing topics on burnout, resilience, teamwork, ethics and challenging situations in leadership, leading the five generations, and much more. A portion of the meeting will be dedicated to sharing ACS Chapter success stories and working with you to identify strategies to strengthen your ACS Chapter.
The Advocacy segment of the meeting will address the legislative priorities the College is pursuing on your behalf under the new administration. The Summit will bring together ACS surgeons and surgical resident members to develop advocacy skills, learn about legislative and health policy priorities, and advocate in meetings with members of Congress and their staffs.
Resident scholarship opportunities will be made available!
Registration opens January 23, 2017!