The ACS is offering two international scholarships focused on surgical education in 2023. These awards, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide young faculty members from countries other than the US and Canada with the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational opportunities for faculty development and enhancement that will result in acquisition of new knowledge and skills in surgical education and training.
The two scholars will participate in the ACS Clinical Congress, this year in Boston, MA, October 22–26, including the Surgical Education: Principles and Practice course and other plenary sessions and courses that address surgical education and training across the continuum of professional development. Following the Clinical Congress, the scholars will visit appropriate Level I ACS-Accredited Education Institutes or similarly recognized and established centers with a plan of study and interaction tailored to their education-based focus. These centers are typically located in large academic hospitals, which may also allow exposure to clinical areas of interest to the scholars.
Each scholarship supports travel and per diem in the US, and the cost of courses undertaken at the Clinical Congress and at the center(s) to be visited. Clinical Congress registration will be provided gratis, and assistance in reserving thrifty housing in the Clinical Congress city will also be provided.