The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) and the International Relations
Committee offer International ACS NSQIP Scholarships for two surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who
demonstrate strong interests in surgical quality improvement. The scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide the Scholars
with an opportunity to attend the 2016 ACS NSQIP National Conference July 16–19 in San Diego, CA, and meet with Program Leadership
and Surgeon Champions from ACS NSQIP participating hospitals. Following the NSQIP conference, the candidate is encouraged to visit
one or two hospitals reflecting the candidate’s specific clinical interests. These hospitals should also have strong quality programs.
The scholarship requirements are:
- Applicants must be graduates
of schools of medicine.
- Applicants must submit their applications
from their intended permanent institution.
Applications will be accepted for processing
only when the applicants have been in surgical
practice, teaching, or research for a minimum of
one year at their intended permanent location,
following completion of all formal training
(including fellowships and scholarships).
- Applicants must be under 55 years of
age at the time of application.
- Applicants must have demonstrated a
commitment to surgical quality improvement.
- Applicants must submit a fully completed
online application form provided by the
College on its website. The application
and accompanying materials must be
prepared in English. Submission of a
curriculum vitae only is not acceptable.
- Applicants must provide information
regarding their work setting, including their
hospital and the patients they see, as well as
their participation in quality improvement
activities in this setting. They must also
indicate their career goals, indicating how
they plan to transfer their newly acquired
learning to their current situation.
- Applicants must submit letters of
recommendation from three of their colleagues.
One letter must be from the chair of the
department of their hospital or in which they
hold academic appointment, or a Fellow of
the American College of Surgeons residing in
their country. The chair’s or the Fellow’s letter
is to include a specific statement detailing the
nature and extent of the quality improvement
involvement of the applicant. Letters of
recommendation should be submitted by
the person making the recommendation.
- Applicants are required to submit a
curriculum vitae of no more than 10 pages.
- The International ACS NSQIP Scholarships
must be used in the year for which they are
designated. They cannot be postponed.
- Applicants who are awarded scholarships
will submit a full written report of the
experiences provided through the scholarships
upon completion of their scholarships.
- An unsuccessful applicant may reapply only
twice and only by completing and submitting a
current application form provided by the College,
together with new supporting documentation.
The scholarships provide successful applicants
with the privilege of participating in the
ACS NSQIP National Conference. Assistance
will be provided in arranging hotel
accommodations in the conference city.
Read more information regarding the ACS NSQIP.
In order to qualify for
consideration by the
all of the requirements
must be fulfilled. Supporting
materials and questions
should be directed to
the International Liaison
for the International
ACS NSQIP Scholarships
for the year 2015 and
all of the supporting
be received by the
Section prior to
February 15, 2016, in
order for an applicant to
receive consideration by
the selection committee.
All applicants will be
notified of the selection
by April 30, 2016.
International ACS NSQIP Scholarships Brochure
International ACS NSQIP Scholarships Application
International ACS NSQIP Scholars (2012-2014)
Read Dr Hsee's account of his experiences as a 2015 International NSQIP Scholar