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Opportunities and Resources

Register for a RAS-ACS Webinar

Grand Rounds Webinars

Register for a free webinar today! Even if you can’t attend the live event, if you register, we’ll send you a digital copy via e-mail.

Dealing with Toxic Personalities

Presented by Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS
Monday, August 26 | 7:00–8:00 pm (CDT)

This webinar will focus on managing conflict with difficult personalities, including identifying specific behaviors, as well as developing communication and coping strategies to handle such personalities.


Demystifying the American Board of Surgery and CME

Presented by Jo Buyske, MD, DABS (Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery) and David Spain, MD, FACS
Tuesday, September 3 | 8:00–9:00 pm (CDT)

In the webinar, attendees will learn firsthand the role and function of the ABS from its Executive Director and a current ABS Director.


Join a RAS-ACS Phone Hangout

RAS-ACS Hangouts

Join us for lively, informative, and casual conversations about a variety of topics. No need to register, just join the call.

The Impact of Silence in Surgery

Monday, September 23, 8:00 pm (Central)

How many times have you felt uncomfortable sitting in silence? On the other hand, how often have you stayed silent in a situation when you wished you had spoken up? In this hangout we will discuss both the therapeutic and harmful effects silence can have in our profession and personal lives.

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Attend a Special Session on ACS Fellowship at Clinical Congress 2019

Why Should I Become FACS and How Do I Do It?

Tuesday, October 29
12:00 noon–1:00 pm
Moscone Center, Room 22, North Building

Contemplating what the FACS designation means to your professional credentials? ACS Associate Fellows and practicing surgeons are encouraged to attend this session to learn about why it’s important to become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the steps you can take to get there. Young Fellows of the College and ACS staff will discuss what the FACS designation means to them, the benefits from a junior faculty perspective, and how to ensure a successful application. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Registration is not required.

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Don’t Miss the Surgery Resident Program at Clinical Congress 2019

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On behalf of the ACS Division of Education, Division of Member Services, and the Resident and Associate Society, all resident members of the College are cordially invited to attend the Surgery Resident Program, a two-day event, at Clinical Congress. We hope you will attend both days of the program to make new friends and get to know the American College of Surgeons.

Program Highlights

Sunday, October 27 | 10:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Fireside Chat with ACS President Dr. Ronald Maier
  • Resilience: Preparing for Your Surgical Career
  • Symposium—Shiftwork Surgery: Loss of Continuity or Sensible Balance of Responsibility
  • So You Think You Can Operate? Skills Competition
  • Town Hall Session Discussions

Monday, October 28 | 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Implicit Bias
  • Contracts and Negotiation
  • Building Your Financial Future

Sessions are free and lunch is included. Be sure to register for the Surgery Resident Program in advance when you register for Clinical Congress 2019.

Sign Up for a Mentoring Session at Clinical Congress 2019

Clinical Congress 2019Tuesday, October 29 | 4:00–5:00 pm

Young surgeons will be available for a one-on-one mentoring session for all residents and Associate Fellows. Each mentee will meet with up to five mentors during this quick-paced, hour-long event.

More information is available online about our speed mentoring program.

Sign up today

Updated RAS-ACS Chapter Representatives Section of the Chapter Guidebook Is Now Live

RAS-ACS is the only national surgical organization devoted to the concerns and needs of surgical trainees and young surgeons. It is comprised of two groups: (1) surgical trainees (residents and those in fellowship) in all surgical specialties and (2) Associate Fellows (practicing surgeons in all surgical specialties who have completed training but who are not yet eligible to become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons).

The new section of the Chapter Guidebook outlines the expectations and responsibilities of RAS-ACS representatives and outlines the relationship between representatives and ACS Chapters.