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ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching

ACS President Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, presents Courtney A. Green, MD, MAEd, with the 2019 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching, sponsored by the ACS Division of Education, is given each year in recognition of excellence in teaching by a resident and to emphasize teaching as an important area in residents’ daily lives.

In 2019, the 17th annual ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching was presented to Courtney A. Green, MD, MAEd, a resident in the General Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of California, San Francisco.

2020 Call for Nominations

The ACS Division of Education is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching. Nominations will be accepted no later than July 10, 2020.

Qualifications

Eligible nominees are residents in good standing in an accredited surgery residency program, including specialty programs, as of June 15, 2020. Graduating chief residents are eligible. Residents must have received prior recognition of their outstanding efforts in teaching by having received internal teaching awards at their current institution. Teaching efforts directed toward medical students, fellow residents, or other allied health personnel can be recognized. These are the areas upon which the candidates will be evaluated:

  • Teaching awards
  • Courses taught
  • Educational activities
  • Educational publications

Documentation supporting teaching excellence may be furnished in the form of evaluations completed by students. Efforts made by the nominee to improve the educational environment of the institution by serving on education committees, organizing courses, or participating in educational programs will also be considered in the selection process.

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 surgery residency program, including specialty programs, may nominate one resident.

For more details and submission instructions, please download the 2019 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching Call for Nominations Packet.

Nominations Packet

  1. 2020 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching Call for Nominations Packet
  2. ACS Resident Teaching Award Nomination Packet Checklist
  3. Past ACS Resident Teaching Award Recipients

Please submit the nomination materials electronically to ResidentAwards@facs.org no later than July 10, 2020

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