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International Exchange Scholar Program

RAS-ACS International Exchange Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is accepting applications for the RAS-ACS International Exchange Scholar Program for 2020–2021! We are partnering with Ireland, Kuwait, Greece, and Australia.

The scholarship provides the opportunity for one U.S.-based ACS Resident Member or Associate Fellow to be selected to travel to one of four host nations:


Millin Meeting
Dublin | November 2, 2020


American Scientific Conference
Perth, Western Australia | May 3–7, 2021


Kuwait Chapter Meeting
November 2020


32nd Panhellenic Surgical Congress and Surgical Forum
November 2020

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About the Program

This program took root in 2011 initially through the ACS International Relations Committee. RAS-ACS currently coordinates exchanges with Australia and Ireland.

Generous Support

This opportunity is made possible by the generosity of the RAS-ACS. The participants will be given a stipend and the airfare will be covered. This program is reciprocated with the participating host nations. This is a great opportunity to foster international relations and promote international friendship.


Scholar Reports

Irish Scholar Jamie Patrick Doody Builds Network at Clinical Congress 2019

RACS Scholar Learns How to Prevent Surgeon Burnout at Clinical Congress 2019

RAS-ACS Member Experiences “Beautiful Harmony” at RACS Meeting in Thailand

U.S. Scholar Ryan Ellis Visits the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

U.S. Scholar Justin Barr Attends the Joint Congress of Italian Surgeons

Italian Exchange Scholar Serena Musetti Finds ACS Clinical Congress an Enriching Experience

U.S. Scholar Alejandra M. Casar Berazaluce Experiences an Eventful RACS Annual Scientific Congress

John Bergquist Makes Lasting Connections at Italian Surgical Congress

Irish Scholar Tara Ní Dhonnchú Shares Her Experience at Clinical Congress

Italian Scholar Laura Bersigotti Attends Her First Clinical Congress

Constantine Saclarides Visits the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Anthony Feghali Shares His Experiences in Surgical Education with ACS Italy Chapter

Joe Forrester Focuses on Sustainable Overseas Collaborations

Shirley Potter Enjoys Excellent Exchange Experience at Clinical Congress

Christine Goh Focuses on Resident Training at Clinical Congress

Andrea Peloso Aims to Achieve the Best Practical Care

Edward Shipper Observes Training Paradigms in Australia

Laura Goodman Visits ACS-Italy Chapter and Observes Italian Training

Tarik Sammour Shares Excellent Clinical Congress Experience

Giammauro Berardi Recounts His Time at Clinical Congress

Shane Morrison on Global Surgery at Clinical Congress 2015

Rory Kennelly Shares His Clinical Congress Highlights

Ammara Abbasi Watkins Shares Her Experience in Australia

Ali Zarrinpar Sees Duty-Hour Restrictions in Italy

Leigh Anne Dageforde Shares Her Visit to Ireland

David Hampton Sees Similar Residency Challenges in Lebanon Amongst Unfamiliar War Challenges