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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Mid-Career Surgeons: Apply Today for ACS Aspiring Leaders Program

July 19, 2022

The ACS has announced the continuation of the ACS Aspiring Leaders Program, which was piloted in 2021. Designed for mid-career ACS Fellows, this program will focus on accelerating professional development and maximizing leadership potential. Based on individual career goals and aspirations, each selected participant will be paired with a senior surgeon who will collaborate to develop growth strategies and serve as a sounding board. Applications are due Friday, August 19, 2022, and the group will start in October.

During the year-long program, developed by the ACS Committee on Professional Opportunities for Senior Surgeons, the mid-career and senior surgeon pairs will engage in a series of virtual and in-person meetings to help identify and clarify professional development goals, complete tailored educational and experiential activities, and establish meaningful measures of success. Activities will include educational sessions, professional assessment exercises, and opportunities to meet other program participants.

Individuals selected for participation will invest their time to initiate change and accelerate their professional development as surgeon leaders. The selection process will be deliberate and focus on pair compatibility, while ensuring inclusivity of gender, ethnicity, practice, and specialty.

Find additional details and apply today.