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Opportunities and Resources

Watch Our Social Media Video Series

The American College of Surgeons Young Fellows Association (ACS YFA) Communications Committee is developing a series of short, animated videos to explain how to establish and maintain an online presence as a surgeon. The first video discusses the three types of websites: canned databases, personal websites, and professional society profiles.

Watch the first video in the series

Make sure to check back soon as more videos are added.

Supporting the ACS Foundation

American College of Surgeons FoundationThe American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation is an organization with a mission to support the ACS programs outside of political or clinical care. The mission of the ACS Foundation is to support the charitable and education work of the College. As important members of ACS, the Young Fellows Association (YFA) is interested in directing funds toward a cause that is meaningful to us. We want to find an initiative that resonates with young Fellows.

Please take this brief survey and share your ideas with us.

Take the survey

Learn more about the ACS Foundation today.

Save the Date for the Leadership and Advocacy Summit

Leadership & Advocacy SummitThe ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit will be held March 28–31, 2020, in Washington, DC. I strongly encourage all of you to consider attending. The Summit is an excellent meeting that allows time for thoughtful leadership development aimed at surgeons. Planned sessions are on leading and coaching, negotiation, and how to advance one’s career.

The second part of the meeting is focused on advocacy. Education is provided on important legislative issues that directly affect us as surgeons, as well as our surgical patients. Time is spent networking with surgeons from your local area and traveling together to Capitol Hill to meet your representatives and advocate for your patients. This experience will enhance your leadership and connect you with ACS leaders as well as your congressional representatives and senators.

Learn more about the 2020 Leadership and Advocacy Summit.