How to Join ASCRS as a Resident Qualifications To be eligible to become a Candidate Member of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, the applicant must meet the following requirements: Candidate must be actively enrolled in an accredited or approved residency program in general surgery, surgical oncology, or colon and rectal surgery. Or the applicant may be enrolled as a Research Fellow in one of these accredited or approved residency programs. FOR CONSIDERATION The following items must be submitted for the ASCRS to process your Member Application. Once you complete the online application, and submit the dues payment of $25, please email a copy of the following required documentation to the ASCRS Membership Department at [email protected] For additional questions regarding membership you may call (847) 607-6410. Submit a copy of the following: Letter of recommendation from the director of your training program stating that you are actively enrolled in an accredited or approved residency program in general surgery, surgical oncology, or colon and rectal surgery. This letter must include both beginning and end dates of residency.