How to Join

SBAS membership is open to any individual who is an active student in a university department of surgery or its affiliated hospitals, a freestanding surgical residency program, an ACGME-approved surgery program, or an individual in a surgical specialty. Surgical residents are invited to join as Associate Fellows.

Annual dues for residents/fellows are $100, and there are $25 for medical students.

To apply for an Individual student membership:

Use our membership website to apply. In addition, we require:

  1. Current CV and Bibliography, preferably submitted as a file attachment to the application form.
  2. Letter of reference from the Chairman of your department
  3. Letter of reference from a faculty member in your department familiar with your academic accomplishments
  4. Current Photo-headshot

For more information you can email

Our central office is located at:

Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS)
633 N Saint Clair Street, Ste 2400
Chicago, IL 60611-3295

Phone: 312.202.5783