The August 2015 issue highlights the annual RAS-ACS issue of the Bulletin and the tremendous educational program that will be offered at the Clinical Congress 2015. There are a number of upcoming deadlines for scholarship opportunities and courses as well as information on great ACS products and membership benefits.
This issue of RAS-ACS News is packed with opportunities for our members. Learn about what each of the RAS-ACS Committees is working on as well as how to participate in Surgical Jeopardy, the RAS-ACS Symposium on social media, the Claude H. Organ Fellowship, and much more.
More than ever before, the RAS-ACS has the support and resources needed to turn that enthusiasm and energy into many. The Communications Committee has revamped efforts in both social media and ACS communities’ fronts. The Education Committee has finalized the spectacular Surgical Jeopardy Tool Kit. The Advocacy & Issues Committee is working to bring tools and knowledge to effectively communicate with elected. The Membership Committee is having another incredibly successful year with the International Exchange program including an expansion that will include Greece in 2016.
A message from the RAS Chair, Seventh Annual RAS-ACS Essay Contest announced, ACS NSQIP 5th Annual Abstract Competition, ACS Health Policy Scholarship, Patient-Reported Outcomes in Surgery Conference, and more.
We are preparing for Clinical Congress 2014 and excited about the great progress RAS-ACS has made, including new ways to communicate, greater involvement in advocacy efforts, improved outreach to specialty surgeons, and enhancement of chapter relations. Find out about scholarship opportunities, Clinical Congress offerings, the resident trauma paper competition, and more.
We are fast approaching the end of the academic year, but there is still plenty of time this year to get involved and make your mark on one of our many Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) projects. As always, I would encourage you to seek an activity that matches your personal passion and go with it. As we make the transition to a new academic year, though, I would ask all of you to take on the role of mentor and welcome your newest surgical colleagues—your interns—with open arms.