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Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, Traveling Mentorship Fellowship

The colleagues and friends of Dr. Gerald B. Healy have established funding for an annual mentoring fellowship program in his honor.


Mentorship is one of the hallmarks of academic and professional success. This program is intended to help young surgeons develop new ideas, innovative approaches, and well-informed attitudes about safety, quality, and professionalism via visits to successful mentors.

Basic Requirements

The Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, Traveling Mentorship Fellowship will be used to facilitate visiting and engaging with one or more successful mentors. The award, in the amount of $5,000, will be used by the traveling fellow to cover travel and per diem costs incurred and subsidize lost revenue from days away from clinical duties.

  • Applicants must be graduates of schools of medicine who have completed their surgical training.
  • Applicants must be U.S./Canadian Fellows or Associate Fellows of the American College of Surgeons no higher than the rank of Associate Professor.
  • Mentors must be U.S./Canadian Fellows of the College or, if in a non-surgical field (for example, microbiology, anatomy) or non-medical field (for example, business, law), must be appropriate for the research and education needs of the applicant.

Responsibility of Awardee

  • The recipient will submit report/s as requested to the College for submission to the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons Bulletin detailing his or her experience, lessons learned, and preserving such thoughts of the week for future generations of surgeons to read about and learn from.
  • A financial report also will be provided at the end of the award period. The traveling fellow may use the funds to subsidize travel and per diem for mentor visits, or to replace lost revenue from clinical duties. The latter purpose is taxable.

How to Apply

The application deadline is June 30. Applications should include the following items as PDF documents:

  • A one- to two-page essay by the applicant, describing why he or she wishes to participate in this program
  • A joint statement from the mentor and mentee about their commitment to the relationship, including a description of the anticipated plan for the mentorship and approximately how the funds will be utilized
  • A brief CV (10 or fewer pages) for the applicant and a biosketch for the mentor

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A single traveling fellow will be selected.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by August 2020.

2020 Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, Traveling Mentorship Fellowship

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