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Communications Essay: Leadership for the Patients

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Deadline: March 31

The Young Fellows Association (YFA) is accepting essays about the theme, "Leadership for the Patients.” Essays must be 500–1,000 words in length and submitted by March 31. Essays may reflect personal experiences or philosophical thoughts on the topic. The YFA Communications Committee will review and judge all of the submitted essays. The winning entry will be published in the October issue of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. Outstanding submissions will appear in future quarterly YFA e-newsletters.

Submit essays

The YFA represents all ACS Fellows ages 45 and younger and seeks essays from surgeons in this age group as well as those who are “young at heart.” 

For more information, contact the Chair of the YFA Communications Workgroup, James Suliburk, MD, FACS, at