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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. 

Supporting Surgeons, Creating Connections

YFA members are acutely aware of the signs of burnout, and have been involved in discussions to find solutions. Read about one member’s experience with burnout and how he dealt with it.

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Clinical Congress 2015

Don’t miss the dynamic program for young surgeons in all specialties at Clinical Congress 2015. We have planned a provocative, relevant, and rewarding scientific conference, and we look forward to the participation of surgeons under the age of 45 at these sessions designed especially for you.

Don't forget to register for Clinical Congress by August 24 to take advantage our early-bird rates.

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YFA Mentor Program

Why are senior fellows needed for YFA mentor program? Find out what Michael Sarap, MD, FACS, has to say.

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Mentorship: Achieving Bilateral Fulfillment

Understand the importance for mentors and mentees to establish good relationships.

Fellowship Opportunity

The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship is a one- or two-year program designed for medical professionals who have either already completed their surgical residency or are taking a scheduled break from formal training to conduct research. The purpose of the fellowship is to train leaders who will further promote surgical care, education, and research pertinent to global surgery.

Applications are due September 15. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at

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