American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

National Doctors' Day—March 30

Drs. Sakran (left) and Rotondo“Dr. Rotondo embodies the qualities and characteristics of what it means to be a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His dedication, integrity, and vision has made him an invaluable mentor to the next generation of leaders in American surgery” — Joseph Sakran, MD, FACS

Let them know they had an impact on your career on National Doctors’ Day, March 30.

  • Donations made in honor of someone are a thoughtful way to say thank you.
  • Give a gift to honor surgeons and other physicians, family members, colleagues, and friends.
  • All donors and their honorees will be featured in a special recognition listing in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons and on the ACS website.

Celebrate and honor someone who has inspired you!

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Apply by February 1 for 2019 Heller Executive Leadership Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is offering scholarships to subsidize attendance and participation in the 2019 Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management, June 2–8 at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. The $8,000 awards may be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the course, as well as the post-course follow-up period. Applications are due February 1.

The College will fund two full scholarships reserved for general surgeons. In addition, many surgical specialty societies have partnered with the ACS to cosponsor a scholarship for a member in good standing of both the College and the respective society to attend this intensive program. Cosponsoring specialty societies include the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Surgical Association, American Urogynecologic Society, American Urological Society (via its Gallagher Scholarship program), Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Foundation, New England Surgical Society, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Society for Vascular Surgery.

Requirements for these scholarships are posted on the ACS website. Contact the ACS Scholarships Administrator with questions at or 312-202-5281. 

Apply for International ACS NSQIP Scholarships by February 15

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) and the College’s International Relations Committee are offering two scholarships to surgeons from countries other than the U.S. or Canada who demonstrate strong interest in surgical quality improvement. Applications are due February 15.

The scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide the scholars with an opportunity to attend the 2019 ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 19–22 in Washington, DC, and meet with ACS NSQIP program leaders and surgeon champions from ACS NSQIP participating hospitals. Following the conference, the scholarship recipients are encouraged to visit one or two hospitals with strong quality programs that reflect the recipients’ clinical interests.

View the complete requirements and access the online application form on the ACS website.

Apply by March 1 for International Scholarships for Surgical Education 

Three international scholarships focused on surgical education, sponsored by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education and International Relations Committee, will offer the opportunity for faculty members from countries outside the U.S. and Canada to participate in a variety of faculty development activities. All application materials and supporting documents are due by March 1.

The scholars will participate in the Surgical Education: Principles and Practice Course at Clinical Congress 2019, October 27–31 in San Francisco, CA. In addition, the scholars will attend plenary sessions and courses that address surgical education and training across the continuum of professional development. The scholars, in turn, will use the knowledge and skills to improve surgical education and training in their home institution and country. The scholarships include a stipend of $10,000 to cover travel, per diem expenses, and the cost of Clinical Congress courses. The registration cost for Clinical Congress and fees for the Surgical Education courses will be provided free to the scholars.

View the scholarship requirements and access the application on the ACS website. Direct questions to the ACS International Liaison at