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Membership in the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) is automatic when you become a Resident Member or an Associate Fellow.

Membership Categories

Resident Membership in the ACS is open to all surgical residents enrolled in an accredited graduate education program.

Associate Fellowship in the ACS is open to young surgeons who are within five years of graduation from formal surgical residency training.


Become a Member

To apply for membership in the RAS-ACS, complete the appropriate Application Form. Paper applications may be obtained by calling 1-800-293-4029. Mail the application along with a check for the application fee—$20 for Resident Member applicants and $75 for Associate Fellows to:

Cory Suzan Petty
Division of Member Services
633 N. Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
Phone: 312-202-5268
Fax: 312-202-5007

Resident Members will need an authorized signature endorsing the applicant's good standing in an accredited program.

Apply today! Become a part of surgery's future.

Raphael Sun, MD

"Being a part of the RAS Committee…I was able to foster relationships with other residents across the country." ~ Raphael Sun, MD