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Call for Nominations: 2020 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education has announced the call for nominations for the 2020 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching. The award, presented each year, is intended to recognize teaching excellence and to further emphasize teaching as an important area of a resident’s daily life. Eligible nominees are residents in good standing in an accredited surgery residency program, including specialty programs, as of June 15. Graduating chief residents are eligible. Each surgery residency program may nominate one resident. Nominations will be accepted from program directors and department chairs and will be reviewed by an independent panel of the ACS Committee on Resident Education. The selection process for the recipient of the award has been initiated by the ACS Division of Education, and nominations are being accepted until July 10, 2020. Visit the ACS Resident Teaching Award page for more details.

ACS Accepting Nominations for 2020 Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery

To recognize Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, and his career and professional interests, the eighth annual award for chief residents is being offered by the Chassin family, contributors to the Chassin Memorial Fund, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation. In accordance with the wishes of the Chassin family, the Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery will be presented to a chief resident in general surgery who exemplifies the values of compassion, technical skill, and devotion to science and learning. Eligible nominees are chief residents in general surgery who are in good standing at an accredited surgery residency program as of July 1. Each surgery residency program may nominate one resident. Nominations will be accepted from program directors and department chairs and will be reviewed by an independent review panel of the ACS Committee on Resident Education. The selection process for the recipient of the award has been initiated by the ACS Division of Education, and nominations are being accepted until July 10, 2020. Visit the Chassin Award page for more details.

Contact ResidentAwards@facs.org with any questions about these two awards.

Deadline to Apply for Women in Surgery Committee Mentorship Program for Women Surgeons Extended

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Women in Surgery Committee is seeking applications from women surgeons who would like to apply for the Mentorship Program for Women Surgeons. This program provides an opportunity for early-career women surgeons (fewer than five years in practice) to develop a mentoring relationship with an established woman Fellow of the College. The application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2020.

The program will include up to 30 mentor/mentee pairs who are required to participate in the ACS Clinical Congress. Applicants must be either ACS Fellows or Associate Fellows or in the process of applying for ACS Fellowship. The mentorship relationship will extend from October 2020 through October 2021. The program seeks both mentors and mentees.

Read more about the program, and visit one of the following links to apply:

Submit any questions to Carol Christian at cchristian@facs.org.

RAS-ACS Seeks Volunteers for Executive Committee Secretary, Liaison Positions

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) is seeking volunteers for open leadership and liaison positions in 2020. Most terms span three years and will begin in October 2020. Applications are due by June 15, 2020.

Successful candidates will have attained an understanding of the RAS through active participation in our projects, provide diversity and innovation of thought, have the capacity and willingness to contribute to the position's work, and be free from conflicts of interest in their volunteer work.

Specific openings and responsibilities are as follows:

Read more about the benefits and responsibilities of leadership in the RAS-ACS. Contact Alison Powers at RASnews@facs.org with any questions.

ACS Young Fellows Association: New Volunteer Opportunities Include Governing Council, Liaison Positions

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Young Fellows Association (YFA) is seeking volunteers for open positions on the YFA Governing Council and as Liaisons to ACS committees. Most terms span three years and will begin in October 2020. Applications are due by June 15, 2020.

Successful candidates will have had an understanding of the YFA through active participation on our projects, provide diversity and innovation of thought, have the capacity and willingness to contribute to the position's work, be able to serve a full three-year term and remain under the age of 45, and be free from conflicts of interest in their volunteer work.

More information on specific openings follows:

Read more about the benefits and responsibilities of leadership in the YFA. Contact Alison Powers at Yfellows@facs.org with any questions.

Career Opportunities

New Career Opportunities: Openings for Associate Chair of Surgery, General Surgeon, and Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon

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Staten Island University Hospital | Staten Island, NY
Associate Chair of Surgery

Beacon Medical Group | South Bend, IN
Experienced General Surgeon

Gundersen Lutheran Health System | LaCrosse, WI
Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon

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