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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. 

Joining the ACS

Plastic surgeon Dinakar Golla, MD, FACS, discusses the benefits of ACS membership for young surgeons.

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Get Involved

Interested in learning how to make local connections in your state government? Want to know the best practice for submitting a session proposal to Clinical Congress? Connect yourself into one (or more!) YFA workgroups. You’ll find each YFA workgroup has its own community. Connect with us today!

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YFA Essay Contest

The YFA presented its annual essay contest for Young Fellows interested in voicing their thoughts on an issue of importance to the profession. The running theme is "The Promise of the Profession." Read Ellen Thomason, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon from Seattle WA, describe her experience as a patient and how it changed her outlook as a surgeon.

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Trends in ER Call Pay

YFA members share insights on ACS Communities for emergency room call coverage and best practices on payments.  Join the conversation!  Become a member of ACS and log into the YFA communities.

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The Value of a Mentor and Role Model

Mentorship is an obligation of all surgeons to share their experience and knowledge with younger surgeons.