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.
This is an exciting time to be a part of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS). Throughout our history, RAS-ACS has been an enthusiastic and energetic organization. More than ever before, today we have the support and resources needed to turn that enthusiasm and energy into initiatives that will fulfill our promise as the future of the ACS.
Vice-Chair of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS), Joe Sakran, and I have just returned from an informative and successful meeting with the ACS Board of Regents in Chicago, IL. We had the opportunity to highlight RAS-ACS projects and initiatives. The excitement of the Board and their guests regarding our efforts was palpable.
Updates from the various RAS-ACS Committees, ACS Committees, and Advisory Councils. In addition, save the date for the 2014 Leadership and Advocacy Summit, learn about the Transition to Practice Program, and submit your abstracts for the ACS NSQIP Fourth Annual Medical Student and Surgical Resident Abstract Competition.