The American College of
Surgeons (ACS) Division of
Education and the International
Relations Committee are now
accepting applications for two
focused on surgical education.
These awards, in the amount
of $10,000 each, allow young
faculty members from countries
outside the U.S. and Canada
to participate in a variety of
educational opportunities for
faculty development. The end
result will be the acquisition of
new knowledge and skills meant
to enhance surgical education
and training in the scholar’s
home institution and country.
All applications and
supporting documentation must
be received at the office of the
International Liaison no later
than May 1, 2015, for attendance
at this year’s Clinical Congress.
The two scholars selected
for 2015 will participate in the
ACS Clinical Congress, October
4− 8, in Chicago, IL, including
the course Surgical Education:
Principles and Practice, as well
as other plenary sessions and
courses that address surgical
education and training across
the continuum of professional
development. There may be a
focus on the needs of practicing
surgeons, surgery residents,
medical students, and members
of the surgical team, or on
building knowledge and skills
in evaluating and adopting
new surgical technologies.
Following the Clinical
Congress, the scholars will
visit appropriate Level I ACS-Accredited Education Institutes
or similarly recognized and
established centers with a plan of
study and interaction tailored to
their particular education-based
focus. These centers are typically
located in large academic medical
centers, which may also allow
the scholar exposure to areas of
clinical interest. At the conclusion
of the Clinical Congress and
their visits to these institutions,
each scholar will send a brief
report to the ACS Division of
Education and to the International
Relations Committee, which
will summarize the outcomes
achieved as a result of the
scholarship, specifically focusing
on achievement of the objectives
outlined in the application.
Applicants must supply evidence
of support of the scholar’s
objectives from the leadership
at their home institutions.
The scholarship will facilitate
the scholar’s involvement
in subsequent collaborative
ventures in education and
training under the aegis of the
ACS Division of Education.
Each scholarship provides a
stipend of $10,000, supporting
travel and per diem in the U.S.,
and the cost of courses undertaken
at the Clinical Congress and at
the centers to be visited. Clinical
Congress registration will be
provided gratis, and assistance
in reserving economical housing
in the Clinical Congress host
city will also be provided.
Chicago, IL, is the host city
for Clinical Congress 2015.
To qualify for the scholarships, the
following criteria must be met:
•Applicants must be medical
•Applicants must be at least 30
years old but younger than 45
years of age on the date that the
completed application is filed.
•Applications must be submitted
from the applicants’ intended
•Applicants must be in surgical
practice and teaching for at least
five years following completion
of all formal training (including
fellowships and scholarships).
•Applicants must submit a
fully completed application
form, which is available on the
College website at www.facs.
application and accompanying
materials must be in English.
Submission of a curriculum
vitae only is unacceptable.
•Applicants must submit
independently prepared letters
of recommendation from three
of their colleagues. One letter
2015 international scholarships for
surgical education now available