Young Fellows Association


Chair: Jessica Zagory, MD, FACS



The Young Fellows Association is an organization within the College formed for members 45 years and younger. The Louisiana YFA was formed to provide a forum for Young Surgeons to get involved in chapter activities and cultivate the future chapter leaders.


Professional development opportunities for young surgeons, partnering with local and state programs

Sponsoring Mock Orals at the LA-ACS Annual Meeting. The goal of the program is to foster collaboration among the residencies in preparing senior-level residents for the American Board of Surgery Certifying Exam. Volunteer faculty from each surgical residency program come together to administer the mock oral boards. The examinations are conducted to simulate the American Board of Surgery certifying examination  This program has helped foster a spirit of camaraderie among all involved.

Social programming to develop relationships and partnerships outside individual institutions or schools of medicine

The chapter has several committees that we urge YFA to join and get involved:

  • Advocacy
  • Associate Fellow
  • Diversity
  • Program 
  • Women in Surgery
  • Social Media

We created a Chapter Liaison position to enhance communication with each surgical residency program in Louisiana and ensure members know about our events and programs.