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Submit Nominations for the RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award

Has someone inspired you to become involved in the American College of Surgeons and been a surgical mentor to you? If so, nominate your inspiring mentor for the Resident and Associate Society (RAS-ACS) Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award.

The RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award was created to honor an outstanding ACS Fellow who has had a marked impact on the engagement of a Resident Member or Associate Fellow and has offered the support and encouragement necessary to build the strong foundation for a surgical career. Mentors from any surgical specialty are eligible for the award and encouraged to be nominated.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees should be Fellows of the College, and nominators should be Resident Members or Associate Fellows. Each nominee may be nominated by more than one RAS member.

How to Nominate

Please be prepared to include the following with your nomination:

  • A nomination letter, not to exceed two single-spaced pages, supporting the nominee’s efforts to engage young surgeons in the ACS and the impact this experience had on the nominator. Examples of mentorship include intellectual, social, and moral support, as well as career development/advancement.
  • Name, position, institution, and contact information of the nominee.
  • Name, position, institution and contact information of the nominator(s).

Submit a nomination

The nomination period is open until August 12.

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