American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Message from the Chair

Jyoti D. Chouhan, DO, PharmDWe are thrilled to announce that committee member Jyoti Chouhan, DO, PharmD, will be filling the Associate Fellow Committee Vice-Chair vacancy. Jyoti is an assistant professor in the department of urology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR, who specializes in male reconstructive urology. She brings a passion for involving subspecialty surgeons in the mission of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as well as prior experience working in leadership positions at her home institution and with the American Urological Association. She is the author of a number of peer-reviewed abstracts in her field and serves as an associate editor for BMC Urology. Jyoti will rise to the position of Chair of our committee at the annual Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) business meeting in October.

Shannon Castle, MD
Chair, Associate Fellow Committee

Dear Intern Letters Needed by August 1

RAS-ACS is seeking letters from surgeons who fondly, or not so fondly, remember their years in training. Please share some words of wisdom you wish you had had prior to starting surgical training. Here are some suggestions for the format:

  • Write a letter to your former self
  • Develop a top 10 list of best habits or things to avoid
  • Share some words of wisdom through a more experienced, wiser lens

We plan to share your contributions with our newest ACS members in future issues of Resident Member News and archive them on the RAS-ACS web page. Please send your letter to by August 1.