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The Young Fellows Association (YFA) represents the interests of young surgeons under the age of 45, and provides a forum for you to shape the future of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and your specialty. 

The New York Chapter representative is Jessica Summers, MD, FACS.  Dr. Summers is an Assistant Professor of Surgery & Burn Medical Director for the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. 

As the New York Chapter YFA representative, Dr. Summers is responsible:

  • To ensure young surgeon representation in chapter activities and committees
  • To encourage membership within the chapter and to ensure a pipeline of new leadership
  • To encourage the distribution of information among young Fellows
  • To encourage an esprit de corps among young Fellows
  • To serve as a resource for residents and medical students who seek a career in surgery

>Contact Dr. Summers

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Mentor Programs

The Young Fellows Association (YFA) annually supports two mentoring programs for young surgeons. 

Speed Networking

This program is  a fast-paced, hour-long session that will allow each participant to cycle through and talk with at least six mentors on focused topics of interest.  This program occurs at Clinical Congress.

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Annual Program

The Annual Mentor Program creates a one-year triad mentor match to foster engagement in the ACS, cultivate leadership skills, and knowledge of the ACS.

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Grand Round Webinars

Learn new strategies and tools with relevant topics in less than 60 minutes.

ACS webinars are for young surgeons who are starting their practice in private or academic surgical medicine. Take a deep dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices for navigating the career ladder, and managing personal life and wellness.

The webinars are presented live by subject matter experts and accessible to you free of charge. Enjoy interaction with the presenter in a live format or view the webinar later whenever your schedule permits. These brief, yet extremely informative, web-based educational sessions are accessible for one year after the event.

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