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Benefits of Membership
The Canadian Association of General Surgeons is the only national organization representing the interests of General Surgeons in Canada. CAGS advocates for manpower issues, transition of practice for the aging General Surgeon, pay equity for General Surgeons, access to resources needed to provide care for patients, and for quality of care for surgical patients. CAGS provides a voice for ALL General Surgeons to be heard across Canada. A strong and unified voice for General Surgery will make healthcare better for Canadians.
A subscription to CJS
Reduced registration fees for the Canadian Surgery Forum
Access to (accredited) EBRS modules
Full access to the CAGS website
Access to full text online journals and the Cochrane Library
Access to video libraries
Access to job postings and conference listings from across Canada
Resident activities and support
Royal College accredited provider of educational activities
Corporate Air Canada membership for all members
3 bilingual newsletters annually
Job, locum and preceptorship postings
Guidelines and position statements
Support for General Surgery research
On-line access to ASAP program
International Surgery projects
Network with all 2000 CAGS members
A say in the voice of Canadian General Surgery, and much more!
$350.00 + applicable taxes Must be certified to practice General Surgery in North America.
$35.00 + applicable taxes Must be enrolled in a Canadian General Surgery Program as a Resident (Membership Fee to be paid by respective University) or an Allied Health Professional, Technician, Office/Business Manager, Medical Specialist outside of General Surgery, or must be enrolled in surgical training outside of North America and must provide two letters of support from active CAGS Members
Associate Fellow Member
$35.00 + applicable taxes Must be enrolled in a Fellowship Program in North America.
$10.00 + applicable taxes Must be enrolled in Medical School.
$0.00 Must be a retired medical practitioner who has held a valid certificate in General Surgery in North America, and has been an Active Member for a minimum of five years.