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Apply for the IEP

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

The selected scholars will travel to one of the selected locations where they will attend the host country’s surgical society meeting and participate in other surgical-related activities. Typically, the length of the exchange is for less than one-week’s stay. A total of four travelers will be selected—one traveler for each of the four sites.

Participants will be given a travel stipend up to $2,500 that will assist with travel expenses including airfare, hotel, and ground transportation. This program is reciprocated with the host nations sending scholars to ACS Clinical Congress 2020.

Application Details

To submit an application, you will need to supply:

  • A curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages)
  • 500-word essay on how this scholarship would impact your career and your career trajectory
  • Basic demographic information

Apply Today

If you are interested in this unique and wonderful opportunity, please submit your application today.

Winners will be required to share their experience with the local ACS chapter by presentation at annual meeting or an essay written for the chapter newsletter.

Apply now

Applications are due by 5:00 pm (CST) on November 30.