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International Exchange Scholar Program

RAS-ACS International Exchange Program

Initially established in 2011 through the ACS International Relations Committee, the International Exchange Scholar Program is now made possible by the generosity of the RAS-ACS. This traveling scholarship provides selected ACS Resident members and Associate Fellows with stipend and airfare for the purpose of scholarship abroad and is reciprocated with exchange scholars from participating host countries. The program is a great opportunity to foster and promote international relations and friendship.

The following U.S.-based awardees will be traveling in 2020–2021:

M. Victoria P. Miles, MDIreland

M. Victoria P. Miles, MD
PGY3 General Surgery Resident
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Millin Meeting, Dublin | November 2, 2020


Rebecca L. Williams-Karnesky, MD, PhDAustralia

Rebecca L. Williams-Karnesky, MD, PhD
General Surgery Resident and Surgical Education Research Fellow
University of New Mexico
American Scientific Conference, Perth, Western Australia | May 3–7, 2021


Anthony J. DeSantis, MDKuwait

Anthony J. DeSantis, MD
Resident Physician, General Surgery (PGY-4—Research)
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Kuwait Chapter Meeting | November 2020


Konstantinos Chouliaras, MDGreece

Konstantinos Chouliaras, MD
Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellow
Roswell Park Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
32nd Panhellenic Surgical Congress and Surgical Forum | November 2020


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