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

Young Fellows Association

For surgeons under the age of 45, the Young Fellows Association (YFA) represents your interests, and provides a forum for you to shape the future of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and your specialty. Get involved in this high-energy group of future College leaders today. 

100 Reasons to Join

Why choose FACS? For 100 years, ACS has been helping surgeons realize the potential of their profession from residency to retirement. Find out how.

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Show Your FACS Pride

Realize the Potential of Your Profession

Download your FACS pride materials by logging into the ACS website in the upper right corner. You can also find the materials in your member profile. Once in your profile, you can download FACS artwork in the Quick Links box. 

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YFA Mentor Program

YFA Mentor Program

YFA’s mentoring program pairs senior ACS leaders with young surgeons for a year-long mentor relationship, aimed at fostering leadership skills in ACS. Pairs begin their connection during lunch at Clinical Congress.

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Family Ties

Have you ever wondered what your family thinks about your life as a surgeon? The YFA interviewed child family members about what it is like to have a parent as a surgeon.