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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. 

Become a Fellow

Encourage your young surgeon peers to become FACS. A special session at Clinical Congress 2018 will help explain ACS Fellowship: Why Should I Become FACS and How Do I Do It?

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Register Today

Register today for Clinical Congress 2018, October 21–25, in Boston! Clinical Congress has an exciting lineup of panel sessions and postgraduate courses for today’s practicing surgeon.

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Become a YFA Leader

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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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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Advocacy Essays

The annual YFA advocacy essay contest to encourages members to think about the profession from a particular lens. In 2018, surgeons wrote about the joy and privilege experienced by advocating for patients care in local, state, or federal legislative arenas.

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Surgeon Scientist Series

Pancreatic surgeon Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS, from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, explains why he thinks surgeons should integrate research into their careers.

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