Apply now for the 2016 Claude H. Organ, Jr.,
MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is now
accepting applications for the 2016 Claude H.
Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship. The
deadline for all application materials is June 1.
The family and friends of the late Dr. Organ
established an endowment through the ACS
Foundation to provide funding for this fellowship,
which is awarded annually to an outstanding
young surgeon from the Society of Black
Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women
Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National
Medical Association. The fellowship, in the
amount of $5,000, enables a U.S. or Canadian
Fellow or Associate Fellow younger than age
45 who is a member of one of these societies to
attend an educational meeting or participate in
an extended visit to an institution of his or her
choice, tailored to his or her research interests.
Past awardees have used their fellowships
to develop their careers in creative ways. The
most recent fellow, Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD,
MPH, FACS, associate professor of surgery,
New York University School of Medicine, and
chief of surgery, Bellevue Hospital Center,
New York, NY, is researching how health care
systems work in a major metropolitan area,
with a focus on the ways that large hospitals
systems manage care for underserved women.
The full requirements for the Claude H. Organ,
Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship are posted
organ. The 2016 awardee will be informed of the
College’s decision by August 2016. Questions
and application materials should be submitted
to the attention of Kate Early, ACS Scholarships
Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. ♦
time with other members of
the team, including the genetics
counselors, nurse practitioners,
and breast radiologists.
Back in the U.K.
I am keen to spread knowledge
about everything I learned on
my trip. I have already spoken
at a national meeting and given
several talks locally. In February
of this year, I spoke at a European
Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer
Collaborative meeting held in
Paris. At the meeting, I addressed
our trainees at the Royal
College of Surgeons Oncoplastic
Course on management
of the axilla in the U.S.
With my team, I am
drafting a plan to incorporate
my new ideas and learning
into our daily practice for
the benefit of our patients.
I cannot thank everyone
enough for making this trip
possible. Special thanks go to
Ms. Early and Dr. Chu for their
help in organizing the trip, to
all my hosts and their teams for
their generosity and patience,
to my team back in the U.K.
for allowing me to leave them
for a few months, and to Dr.
Brennan and the International
Scholarship Committee for this
award. This has been an amazing
experience for me and will benefit
our patients enormously. ♦
This has been an amazing experience for me
and will benefit our patients enormously.