Joining ASCRS as a General Surgery Resident

Why join ASCRS as a General Surgery Resident? 

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is a professional medical society that represents 3,900 physicians and other health care providers interested in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. ASCRS welcomes membership from general surgery residents with an interest in colorectal surgery. 
Joining ASCRS means joining a community of trainees and surgeons at all levels of their career. There are educational resources, mentorship opportunities, and professional development experiences that come along with being a member. General Surgery residents are invited to apply for membership on an ASCRS committee. (link to committee page). 
Both resident and non-resident members are encouraged to attend the ASCRS annual scientific meeting and submit their research for presentation at the meeting. There is an annual Residents’ Reception at the ASCRS meeting and at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) annual meeting for general surgery residents to meet program directors in colon and rectal surgery from around the country. 
General Surgery Residents are also eligible for the General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grant.

ASCRS Members have access to educational content including: 
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
    • Hands-on workshops on latest surgical techniques
    • More than 400 oral and ePoster abstracts
    • Annual Scientific Meeting Recorded Sessions (A.S.C.R.S. 2020) including virtual exhibit hall, complimentary to ASCRS members!
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Colon and Rectal Education System Template (CREST)
    • More than 60 educational modules including:
      • DC&R articles
      • Videos
      • Images
      • Narrated slide presentations
      • Core subjects 
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Educational Program (CARSEP)
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (DC&R) journal related:
    • Podcasts
    • Videos
    • Journal club
  • International education scholarships
  • Online Resource library
  • Webinars