American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Opportunities and Resources

Apply to the ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence Program

The ACS is offering a two-year onsite fellowship in surgical outcomes research, health services research, and health care policy. Applicants must have completed two years of clinical training, be a U.S. citizen, and obtain two years of program funding from his/her home institution or other granting agency. Also, the applicant must be a member of the ACS and in good standing of the College.

The Clinical Scholar will have the opportunity to work in multiple areas within the ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care to advance the quality improvement initiatives of the ACS and to perform research relevant to ongoing projects within the ACS. Participants will also earn a masters degree during their two years. The Clinical Scholar will receive strong mentorship in clinical, statistical, and health services research. The prior ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence since 2005 have had excellent, productive experiences that have launched careers in this field.

Apply by May 31, 2019, for positions starting in July 2020. For more information, visit this section of the ACS website. If you have additional questions, please contact the ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence Program at

Attend the 2019 ACS Quality and Safety Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2019 ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 19–22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The conference theme is “Putting Our Patients First.”

Submit Abstracts for the 2019 Surgical History Group Poster Session

The Surgical History Group Poster Session at Clinical Congress offers surgical history enthusiasts the opportunity to present on their subject of interest relating to the diseases, techniques, technology, events, or personalities of particular importance to the field of surgery and its subspecialties.

Surgeons of all levels, surgical residents, and medical students are all invited to submit an abstract for consideration. Please visit this section of the website for more information. Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 31.

Join a Resident Phone Hangout in May

When: May 13, at 7:00 pm (CT)

Topic: How to Prepare as you Graduate Residency: Mastery in General Surgery Program Offers Personalized Mentorship

Audience: Junior associates, residents soon to graduate

Topics to be presented:

  • How to choose a fellowship post residency
  • What to look for in a MGS location site.
  • The actual transition into practice (looking for "the job" and being successful once you get it)
  • Growing from the resident ON the service to the fellow FOR the service to the attending OF the service...graduated mindset and responsibility
  • Unbiased mentorship
  • Time to get real: Vet a practice plan/plan a career
  • Time to start learning to be comfortable with your name on the chart
  • Making a mistake without major consequences

Talitha Brown, MD
Lauren Licata, MD

Dial In: 1-888-585-9008
Room: 549-242-585#

Register for the Yale Global Surgery Symposium

Registration for the third annual Yale Global Surgery Symposium on May 4 is now open! Registration is free and open to all. This year's theme is "Overcoming Challenges in Global Surgery and Perioperative Care." We are excited to gather speakers from the U.S. and abroad, including multiple speakers from low- and middle-income countries, to highlight work in a wide variety of surgical disciplines and provide an educational forum for challenges and solutions in global surgery.

Learn more details about the conference here and register to attend here.