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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. 

Valued Benefit: MyCME


Keep track of all continuing medical education (CME) activities in one place! ACS MyCME page is an online record of credits you earn by attending ACS-provided CME activities. You can also add non-ACS-sponsored events to your page.

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Advocacy Essay Contest

The 2015 YFA Advocacy Essay Contest winner, Kevin Koo, MD, talks about the value of advocacy. This year’s contest topic is “What it takes to be great through advocacy.”

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How to Get Involved

Women in Surgery Podacsts

Looking to get involved in the College? Find out how two YFA members navigated their way into leadership roles both nationally and internationally.

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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.