Categorical General Surgery Residents are provided yearly memberships to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for the duration of residency; and to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) for PGY 2-5 (upon application). In addition a yearly membership to a society of the Residents choosing will be provided.
The Department of Surgery will also cover membership to any societies where residents are presenting. This membership will be maintained by the mentor or the resident (if interested), or the Department will continue the membership if the resident has another paper/abstract accepted to the meeting the following year.
Also, during the chief year, the Department will provide membership to the society the chief is using for their chief meeting , but has not yet joined. For more information on chief meeting attendance, please check the travel policy.