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Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery

Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS (right), presents Lane L. Frasier, MD, with the 2018 Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General SurgeryTo recognize Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, and his career and professional interests, the seventh annual award for chief residents is being offered by the Chassin family, contributors to the Chassin Memorial Fund, and the American College of Surgeons Foundation.  In accordance with the wishes of the Chassin family, the Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery will be presented to a chief resident in general surgery who exemplifies the values of compassion, technical skill, and devotion to science and learning.    

In 2018, the sixth annual Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery was presented to Lane L. Frasier, MD, MS, a chief resident in general surgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. 

2019 Call for Nominations

The ACS Division of Education is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery. Nominations will be accepted no later than August 1, 2019.

Qualifications

Eligible nominees are chief residents in general surgery who are in good standing at an accredited surgery residency program as of July 1, 2019. Evidence of outstanding professionalism should be provided, especially proof of the nominee’s values of compassion, technical skill, and devotion to science and learning. These are the areas upon which the candidates will be evaluated:

  • Awards
  • Administrative activities
  • Scholarships
  • Community involvement

Documentation supporting the above criteria might include letters from patients, peers, and other members of the surgical team including faculty, medical students, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  Other evidence might include service on relevant committees, special initiatives in which the resident may have been involved or led, and relevant scholarships. 

Nominations will be accepted from program directors and department chairs, and will be reviewed by an independent review panel of the Committee on Resident Education.  Each general surgery residency program may nominate one resident. 

For more details and submission instructions, please download the 2019 Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery Call for Nominations Packet.

2019 Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award Nominations Packet

Chassin Award Nomination Packet Checklist

Past Chassin Award Recipients

Please submit the nomination materials electronically to ResidentAwards@facs.org by August 1, 2019.  

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Echert, Sr. Manager, Programs to Enhance Resident and Medical Student Education, at kechert@facs.org or 312-202-5488.