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Young Fellows Association

Get InvolvedFor 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. 

Advocacy Essays

The annual YFA advocacy essay contest to encourages members to think about the profession from a particular lens. In 2019, Young Fellows wrote about Surgical Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon Advocate, Leader, and Learner.

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Communications Essays

The YFA is accepting essays about the theme, "Leadership for the Patients.” Essays must be 500–1,000 words in length and submitted by March 31.

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Become a YFA Leader

Nancy Baxter, MD, FACS

Nancy Baxter, MD, FACS, talks about leadership opportunities for young surgeons in the American College of Surgeons and the Young Fellows Association.

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Surgeon Scientist Series

Surgeons Scientists – Timothy R. Billiar, MD, FACS

Timothy R. Billiar, MD, FACS, George Vance Foster Professor and Chair, department of surgery, University of Pittsburgh, is currently profiled in our Surgeon Scientists video series. Dr. Billiar speaks about his longstanding interest in trauma and discusses similarities and differences between performing operations and conducting research.

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Webinar Series

Learn new strategies and tools with relevant topics in less than 60 minutes with our Grand Rounds Webinar Series. Take a deep dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices for navigating the career ladder, and managing personal life and wellness.

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