The primary goal of the Mentoring for Excellence in Trauma Surgery (METS) program is to engage young surgeons and acute care surgery fellows who are early in their careers in the activities of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) and provide training to prepare them for future leadership roles. This program is administered under the auspices of the Membership Committee.
The METS program is comprised of three segments:
The Future Trauma Leaders program will engage trauma surgeons in their first 5 years of practice and does not construe any obligation or expectation of participation in a previous segment—RAS and YFA.
The METS program provides great advantage to the COT and ACS:
- Engages enthusiastic young members who can contribute to committee work and special projects.
- Involves our next generation in advocacy activities.
- Provides an important perspective to the COT leadership on needs of young surgeons (for example, social media, e-learning environments, etc.)
- Develops a group invested in the COT who can be future leaders in trauma care and trauma systems