Healy Award fundraising
initiative achieves $200,000 goal
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation
announced in November 2015 that the fundraising
initiative for the Gerald B. Healy Traveling Mentorship
Award had reached a successful conclusion. The fund
was established to honor ACS Past-President and Past-Chair, ACS Board of Regents, Gerald B. Healy, MD,
FACS, FRCS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon)—a passionate advocate
for engaging young medical trainees in lessons in safety,
quality, and professionalism. Dr. Healy is Emeritus Gerald
B. Healy Chair in Otolaryngology, Boston Children’s
Hospital, MA; professor of otology and laryngology,
Harvard Medical School, Boston; and member, board of
directors, Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety.
The Healy Award will be used by one
recipient annually to visit and engage with one
or more successful mentors. The recipient will
be expected to publish a substantive article in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
detailing the educational experience. Over time, Healy award recipients will preserve their
mentors’ wisdom and guidance for themselves and future generations of surgeons.
The ambitious goal of $200,000 was set to initiate the annual award and was achieved through
the generous support of many Fellows and friends. Those who would like to honor Dr. Healy in this
unique way may continue to donate to the fund. Learn about other ways you can give to the ACS
Foundation at https://web4.facs.org/eBusiness/fundraising/. For more information, call 312-202-5338. ♦
Dr. Healy standing next to a list of donors to his
eponymous traveling mentorship award at the ACS
JAN 2016 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons
outcomes research and quality
improvement in surgical care.
The ACS Clinical Scholars in
Residence have presented their
findings at numerous national
meeting presentations and in
publications, in addition to
having contributed a great deal
to the ACS Quality Programs.
Furthermore, scholars have gone
on to gain prestigious fellowships
in several fields, including surgical
oncology and pediatric surgery.
The 2017–2019 scholars will
begin their work July 1, 2017.
Applications for these positions
are due April 1, 2016. Currently,
applicants are required to have
funding from their institution
or other grant mechanism.
For more information about
the program and the application
requirements, go to facs.org/
clinicalscholars, or send an e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org. ♦
[The Clinical Scholars in Residence] say that they have had
excellent, productive experiences that have been useful in
launching their careers in the field of academic surgery.