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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

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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Traveling Fellowship to Australia and New Zealand

The International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons announces the availability of a traveling Fellowship to Australia and New Zealand.

The ACS Traveling Fellow will visit Australia and New Zealand, and a Traveling Fellow from Australia or New Zealand will visit North America.

Activities

The Fellow is required to spend a minimum of two or three weeks in Australia and New Zealand.

  • To attend and participate in the Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, which will be held in Perth, Australia
  • To participate in the formal convocation ceremony of that congress
  • To attend and address the ANZ Chapter meeting during that congress
  • To visit at least two medical centers in Australia and New Zealand before or after the Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to lecture and to share clinical and scientific expertise with the local surgeons

In the event that the selected applicant is from a surgical specialty which is not participating in the RACS Congress, specific negotiations will be necessary to ensure the Traveling Fellow’s participation in a national meeting of that specialty.

The academic and geographic aspects of the itinerary will be finalized in consultation and mutual agreement between the Fellow and the President or designated representative of the Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. The surgical centers to be visited depend to some extent on the special interests and expertise of the Fellow and his or her previously established professional contacts with surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.

The spouse of the awardee is welcome to accompany the successful applicant. There will be many opportunities for social interaction, as well as these professional activities.

 

Financial Support

The College will provide the sum of $10,000 U.S. to the successful applicant.

The awardee must meet all travel, living expenses, and registration. Senior Chapter representatives will consult with the Fellow about the centers to be visited in Australia and New Zealand, the local arrangements for each center, and other advice and recommendations about travel schedules. The Fellow is to make their own travel arrangements in North America, which makes available reduced fares and travel packages more available for travel to Australia and New Zealand.

The American College of Surgeons’ International Relations Committee (IRC) will select the Fellow after review and evaluation of the final applications. A personal interview may be requested prior to the final selection.

Open call for applications is in September. The deadline to apply is November 15. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process in January.

Additional documents and questions are to be directed to the Scholarships Administrator: scholarships@facs.org or Scholarships Administrator, American College of Surgeons, 633 N. Saint Clair St., Chicago, IL 60611-3295.