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Women in Surgery Committee Mentorship Program for Women Surgeons

Mentoring Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Women in Surgery Committee offers a year-long Mentorship Program for women surgeons with less than 5 years in practice. The program focuses on offering mentorship in a variety of areas including career development, research goals, work-life balance, practice development, transition to practice, and leadership development. Mentees are paired with the best possible mentor who is an established female Fellow of the College. The mentorship program is 1-year in duration, beginning in October each year and concluding the following October.

The WiSC Mentorship Program opens its application process in early Spring of each year for mentees and mentors. The Program includes a maximum of 30 mentor/mentee pairs. Applicants for mentorship must be an ACS Fellow or Associate Fellow, or currently in the process of applying for ACS Fellowship with less than 5- years of practice. Mentor applicants must be an established female Fellow of the College with experience and knowledge in various areas of mentorship.

The Program requires a commitment to the following:

  • Meet on a regular basis for 1:1 mentorship sessions (as agreed upon between mentor-mentee)
  • Attend the Program kickoff event
  • Attend 2 virtual gatherings with entire cohort (4 offered throughout the year)

Application Process

Applications are due no later than Friday, May 14, 2021.

 Complete the Mentee Application

 Complete the Mentor Application

The application requests basic demographic information and includes the following for specific applicant categories:

  • Mentees: Rank your mentorship area preferences and provide a short statement (500 words max) on why you are seeking mentorship. Please include any additional relevant information to know when reviewing your application for matching.
  • Mentors: Identify mentorship areas that you have experience and knowledge in and provide a short statement on why you want to be a mentor. Please include any additional relevant information to know when matching you with a mentee.


All applicants will be notified no later than July 2021 regarding their participation in the program.

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