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ACS and AAO-HNS Health Policy Scholarship

The American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery are offering an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The course takes place June 14–20, 2020.

Read the final report from 2016 scholar Alex McKinlay.

Eligibility

The award is open to surgeons who are members in good standing of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Applicants must be at least 30 years old, but under 60, on the date that the completed application is filed.

General Application Information

The application is submitted via e-mail to scholarships@facs.org as a single PDF document consisting of:

  1. A cover sheet that includes contact information (name, preferred postal address, e-mail address) and specifies the name of the scholarship: ACS/AAO-HNS Scholarship
  2. A one-page essay discussing:
    • Why the applicant wishes to receive the scholarship
    • How the scholarship will fill a gap in applicant’s training or experience
    • Goals or plans to use the newly acquired knowledge or skills in his or her practice or community
  3. A current NIH-style biosketch (five-page maximum)

Award Obligations

  • The award is in the amount of $8,000, to be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the course. Indirect costs are not paid to the recipient or to the recipient’s institution.
  • The scholarship must be used in the year for which it is designated. It cannot be postponed.
  • The Scholar is required to provide one year’s health policy-related assistance to the ACS and the STS, attending meetings, reviewing applications, and participating as a pro tem member of the health policy committee as requested.
  • The College anticipates that program alumni will serve as state councilors for the SurgeonsVoice Program, its grassroots initiative aimed at establishing relationships with members of Congress.
  • The Scholar is required to attend the AAO-HNS Spring Leadership Forum in March 2020.
  • A brief narrative report of the Scholar’s experiences and activities is due at the conclusion of the course. A second and final narrative report is due upon completion of the scholarship period. A simple accounting of how the award stipend was used is also required.

Additional Funding Sources

Application for this award may be submitted even if comparable application to other organizations has been made. If the recipient accepts a similar scholarship from another agency or organization, the scholarship will be withdrawn. It is the responsibility of the recipient to notify the Scholarships Administrator of the ACS of competing awards.

Apply

The closing date for receipt of applications is February 3, 2020, at 11:59 pm Central Time. An awardee will be selected by a committee consisting of members of ACS and AAO-HNS. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process in April 2020.

Questions may be directed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator at 312-202-5281. For more information, visit the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Requirements for the ACS/AAO-HNS scholarship are posted here and on the AAO-HNS website.

2020 ACS/AAOHNS Health Policy Scholarship Requirements

Please e-mail PDF applications to scholarships@facs.org.

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