Scholarship Description: The International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is welcoming applicants for Community Surgeons Travel Awards.
The aim of the awards is to give the opportunity to the surgeons to attend and participate fully in the educational activities of the ACS annual Clinical Congress.
About the College: The American College of Surgeons is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.
Scholarship Benefits: These awards, in the amount of $4,000 each, provide international surgeons with the opportunity to attend and participate fully in the educational activities of the ACS annual Clinical Congress.
Two grants will be awarded. A third and new Community Surgeon Travel Award has been donated through the generosity of the Doctors Duremdes family designated for Filipino surgeons.
Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
1. Applicants must be graduates of schools of medicine who have completed their surgical training.
2. Applicants must be at least 30 years old, but under 50, on the date that the complete application is filed.
3. Applicants must submit their applications from their intended permanent location. Applications will be accepted for processing only when the applicants have been in surgical practice, teaching, or research for a minimum of one year at their intended permanent location, following completion of all formal training (including fellowships and scholarships).
4. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to high-quality surgery, to surgical teaching, and to improving access to surgical care in their community.
5. Applicants must submit a fully completed application form provided by the College on its website. The application and accompanying materials must be submitted in English. Submission of a curriculum vitae only is not acceptable.
6. Preference will be given to applicants who have not already experienced training or surgical fellowships in the U.S. or Canada.
7. Awardees are expected to provide a written report upon their return home, specifically focusing on the value of the visit to the awardee and the potential beneficial effect to patients in the country of origin.
8. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply only twice and only by completing and submitting a new application together with new supporting documentation.
All applications for the year 2019 and all of the supporting documentation must be received online no later than July 1, 2019