The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS), an organization within the American College of Surgeons, was formed to benefit the surgeons of the future through involvement in activities of the College.
The mission of this organization is to:
- Familiarize residents and young surgeons in all surgical specialties with the College and its programs and leadership
- Provide an avenue for participation in College affairs
- Enable members to develop and use leadership skills in organized surgery
- Provide opportunities for the opinions and concerns of residents and young surgeons to be heard by the College leadership
While other medical societies have developed similar resident organizations, the RAS-ACS is the only surgical organization devoted to the concerns and needs of all surgical residents and young surgeons.
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