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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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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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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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Surgeon Scientist Series

Are you interested in doing research? Karl Bilimoria, MD, FACS, discusses, among other things, how surgery and research are equally exciting in their own way, and why surgeons—as natural problem solvers—should incorporate research into their professional lives.

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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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Educational Resources

The Board of Governors Surgical Training Workgroup has developed the following educational resources to address unique needs of faculty; particularly those practicing in a non-academic settings. Each module is approximately 10 minutes in length.