The Young Fellows Association is an organization within the College formed for members 45 years and younger. The YFA serves to make College activities meaningful to young surgeons in all specialties by promoting their participation in ACS affairs.


Lance Stuke, MD, FACS
LA-YFA Chair

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The Louisiana YFA is hosting the 2nd Annual Mock Orals at the LA-ACS/SAL Annual Meeting. Mock Orals will take place on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the New Orleans Marriot at the Convention Center. For additional information email


April 9-12, 2016 @ JW Marriott in Washington DC

Each year the chapter will provide a stipend to interested 2-3 LA-YFA members to attend the American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. The Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates comprehensive and specialized sessions focused on the tools needed to be an effective leader, followed by interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to DC congressional leaders. To be considered for a stipend, you must fill out a short application, click here. All applications are due on Monday, February 12, 2016.

  • LA-YFA Stipend Application, click here
  • Applications due on Friday, February 12, 2016
  • Notification by Wednesday, February 17, 2016·
  • Checks mailed on Thursday, March 3, 2016

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