As a Resident Member of the ACS, you are automatically enrolled in the RAS-ACS, free subscriptions to all ACS periodicals and newsletters, access to Career Connection, and advance registration to the ACS Clinical Congress, the premier surgical education event. Learn about becoming a Resident Member.
Education for Residents
Take advantage of all the Clinical Congress has to offer, including several sessions designed specifically for you—RAS Leadership Session, RAS Symposium, Surgical Jeopardy, and more. We have also developed other key education and training resources specifically for residents, including: SRGS for Residents, ACS/APDS Surgical Skills Curriculum, Transition to Practice Program, ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders, and ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum. Learn about our trauma care educational opportunities to develop the necessary skills at all levels.
As an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), you receive automatic enrollment in the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS (RAS-ACS), free subscriptions to all ACS periodicals and newsletters, access to Career Connection, and use of the Surgeon-Specific Registry to track your surgical cases and outcomes. Learn about becoming an Associate Fellow.
Education for Associates
We offer a wealth of high-quality educational programs and products to help you perform at your highest potential. As as an Associate Fellow, you can benefit from attending the Clinical Congress and signing up for our courses and programs to build your knowledge base and improve your skill set. Our publications, courses, and programs focus on a wide variety of topics, including core surgical knowledge, technical skills and procedures, patient education, trauma care, and more. Check out our education opportunities to find the right program for you.
Resident and Associate Society
The RAS-ACS serves to introduce you to College programs and leadership. RAS-ACS provides you with an avenue for participation in ACS affairs, fosters development and use of your leadership skills in organized surgery, and provides opportunities for your opinions and concerns as young surgeons and trainees to be heard by College leadership. Get involved by joining a committee, submitting essays for the Bulletin, and networking with role models in the surgical field.
Do you want to get involved in advocacy and health policy? Stay up to date on our latest federal legislation, regulatory issues, and state advocacy efforts. Are you interested in grassroots advocacy? Attend the annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit and learn about how to become an effective leader and advocate.
We have compiled links of interest that highlight the surgical specialty boards, surgical specialty societies, and other surgical organizations. Take a look at the calendar to learn about local ACS chapter events and CME opportunities.