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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 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

Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, FACS, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, discusses her opportunity to follow through on a breast cancer clinical trial, why she enjoys the variety of being a surgeon-scientist, and what she believes are important qualities in a mentor.

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