Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons




Resident & Associate Society

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Outstanding Achievements by RAS Members

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Resident & Associate Society Mission Statement

  • “The Resident and Associate Society (RAS) of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) serves to familiarize surgical trainees and young surgeons with Chapter programs and leadership. FCACS provides an avenue for participation in ACS affairs while fostering development and the use of leadership skills in organized surgery.  The society provides opportunities for opinions and concerns of young surgeons and trainees to be heard by the Chapter leadership.”

RAS Committee Goals

  • To encourage the future leaders in surgery and assist in their development as leaders in the profession of surgery, the Florida Chapter and the ACS.
  • To develop Florida Chapter activities and resources relevant to resident and young surgeon concerns.
  • To provide representation for residents and young surgeons throughout the state.
  • To create a forum for discussion of common issues in graduate surgical education.
  • To educate medical students, residents, and young surgeons about the Florida Chapter, the ACS and the value of fellowship.

Quick Links

ACS Hangouts

RAS-ACS is organizing weekly "hangouts" to allow a forum for students, trainees, and young surgeons to share stories, best practices from our institutions, and to have an opportunity to just connect with each other and have a support network, as we deal with these new challenges. For more information, including topics and education, visit https://www.facs.org/member-services/ras/hangout.

2019 – 2020 Committee Leadership

   

Chair: Michelle Mulder, MD

michelle.mulder@jhsmiami.org

Michelle was born, raised, and completed her undergraduate and medical training in Michigan. She attended Albion College for her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry, and obtained her Doctorate in Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine. In 2015 she started her General Surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Health where she completed her first two clinical years before entering a two-year dedicated Trauma and Critical Care research fellowship at the Ryder Trauma Center. Additionally,  Michelle runs the monthly Mass Casualty Exercise (MASCAL) for the US Army Forward Surgical Teams (FST). Michelle’s passion for improving patient care and clinical outcomes has fostered the foundation for her medical education, mentorship, and research. 

 
















 

Regional Representatives:

The mission of regional representatives is to represent residents within their region and bring concerns of surgical residents up for discussion at the monthly RAS Committee meeting.

Northern Regional Representative:

Vacant, if interested in the position please email michelle.mulder@jhsmiami.org with a short statement regarding why you are interested in the position. 
Northern Region Programs: Florida State University, University of Florida College of Medicine (Jacksonville), University of Florida College of Medicine (Gainesville), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville)
 

Central Regional Representative:

Vacant, if interested in the position please email michelle.mulder@jhsmiami.org with a short statement regarding why you are interested in the position. 
Central Region Programs: University of Central Florida College of Medicine (Ocala), University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Orlando Health, Florida Hospital Medical Center


Southern Regional Representative:

 

Sarah A. Eidelson, MD

SEidelson@med.miami.edu

Sarah was born in Kentucky, and grew up in South Florida.  She attended the University of Miami for her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, and continued there for her Doctorate of Medicine as well.  She is currently a PGY-4 General Surgery resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Sarah took two years off to pursue her research in Trauma and Critical Care, as well as a Master of Science in Public Health.  Additionally, she runs the monthly Mass Casualty Exercise (MASCAL) for the US Army Forward Surgical Team. Helping oversee the third year surgical clerkship has fueled her passion for both medical education and mentorship.
 













 

Southern Region Programs: University of Miami/JFK Medical Center Palm Beach Regional, University of Miami/Jackson Health System, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Kendal Regional Medical Center.

Committee Members:

Tara Barry, MD
Anthony Ferrantella, MD
Michael Gerber, MD
Eli Levitt, MD
Michelle Mulder, MD
Hallie Quiroz, MD
James Sun, MD
 

Membership

Membership in the Florida Chapter – Resident and Associate Society is automatic for resident members and associate fellows of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.


Reasons to Participate

The Florida Chapter is committed to the surgical trainees of the State of Florida.  It is our priority to provide value to our members at all levels, including the following:
  • Awards for top oral and poster presentations at our annual meeting
  • Eligibility for travel grants that facilitate your participation at Chapter and national events
  • Engagement in stimulating events including the Surgical Olympics and Surgical Jeopardy at our annual meeting
  • Participation in educational programs that provide life-long learning
  • Opportunities for networking and professional engagement at our annual meeting and other events
  • Learn about advocacy and shape policy at the Annual Legislative Days meeting in Tallahassee
  • Receive a monthly e-news letter with current updates and legislative alerts
  • Receive up to date event information on Chapter and College affairs
  • Develop a camaraderie with fellow surgical residents and surgeons throughout the state of Florida
We continue to work diligently to provide our members the most value for their participation.  Your feedback and suggestions are important as we continue to create content for our members. Please email michael.gerber@surgery.ufl.edu with your suggestions.


How to be involved

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to the RAS Committee should send their interest to michelle.mulder@jhsmiami.org
 

Annual Florida Chapter ACS Meeting

The Florida Chapter annual meeting is a great opportunity to get involved with the Florida Chapter, meet new colleagues, and network. For more information, visit https://floridafacs.org/Annual-Meeting. 

 

Do You Have RAS Photos or Accomplishments to Share?

Please submit any resident, fellow, and associate outstanding achievements to be displayed on the website by emailing exec@floridafacs.org or Michelle Mulder, michelle.mulder@jhsmiami.org.
 
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