2023 Resident Events

We are happy to announce many exciting resident events at the upcoming OCACS Annual Meeting in Columbus!


RAS Sponsored Session | Challenges Faced by the Modern-Day Surgeon and Surgical Family

Surgical training is an arduous, demanding process with a prodigious work load, from working 80-hour weeks to pursuing academic activities such as research and leadership development. While the duration of surgical residency and fellowship varies by individual and program, the average age of a medical graduate embarking on surgical training is 28 years old, and as such, not only is this time one of intense professional growth, this is also a time traditionally in which individuals consider, grow, and/or raise young families. This can be equally demanding, physically and emotionally, and creates a unique battery of challenges, in which surgical trainees and surgeons must find balance between their professional and personal lives. These challenges span from fertility issues, the demands of pregnancy and breastfeeding and the intense need for parental presence at home yet intense need for presence at work and training. In this RAS-sponsored panel, attendees will hear from surgeons across Ohio who have experienced the joys and challenges of the modern surgical family. Panelists will share pearls and pitfalls of parenthood and reflections of their personal experience growing and raising a family as a surgeon.

Resident Paper Competition/Interesting Cases

The Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (OCACS) invites the submission of abstracts for the Resident Paper Competition and Interesting Cases Presentation. The resident paper competition will be held during the OCACS Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 13th. Abstracts are due no later than, February 28, 2023


  • Collection Begins 1/1/2023
  • Collection Closes 2/28/2023 DEADLINE EXTENDED 3/28/2023
  • Acceptance Letters Sent 3/28/2023 4/15/2023


Surgical Jeopardy

A competitive panel session where like the television game, teams of resident contestants compete in three rounds: Surgical Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, Final Jeopardy, to vie for the top score in this hilariously fun game of knowledge.