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Scholarships and Upcoming Deadlines

Submit Spectacular Cases for a Clinical Congress Panel

We invite ACS-member surgical residents and Associate Fellows to submit ONE case worthy of a discussion at the annual Spectacular Cases panel at Clinical Congress 2019. Seven spectacular cases will be selected. This is an opportunity for residents and Associate Fellows to present a case with spectacular significance (hint: because of a multidisciplinary approach in how the case was managed.) Cases will be presented in an M & M style of case discussion. Selected spectacular cases (NOT case reports) will be presented to a group of expert panel members, and an interactive discussion will follow. 

The discussion will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from 8:00 – 11:15 am at the ACS Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA.Submissions are due by 5:00 pm (CT) on May 3. No exceptions for late entries. Submit your one case here. Contact Alison Powers at with any questions.

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Write an Essay for the RAS-ACS Essay Contest

The RAS-ACS Communications Committee’s annual essay contest is now accepting submissions. The topic is “Cut it out: Changing the status quo.”

How have you noticed disruptive forces in the field of surgery that can positively impact our profession? Please write your 500-word essay covering this topic (personal examples are encouraged) and submit it here.

Essays are due May 1 at 5:00 pm (CT). No exceptions will be allowed. The winning essay will be published in the Bulletin. Contact with any questions.

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Apply for the Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, Fellowship

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

Read the complete requirements and submit your application by May 15.

Apply by June 1 for the 2019 Claude H. Organ Traveling Fellowship

In memory of Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, a Past-President of the ACS, his family and friends have established an annual fellowship for an outstanding young surgeon. The $5,000 fellowship allows a U.S. or Canadian Fellow or Associate Fellow under age 45 who is a member of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association to attend an educational meeting or make an extended visit to an institution chosen by the fellow in pursuit of specific research interests.

For the complete requirements and to apply, visit this section of the website. All materials are due no later than June 1.

Two-Year Resident Research Scholarships Are Available

ACS is offering two-year resident research scholarships. Eligibility for these scholarships is limited to the research projects of residents in surgery or a surgical specialty. These scholarships are supported by the generosity of Fellows, Chapters, and friends of the College to encourage residents to pursue careers in academic surgery.

Complete requirements and the online application can be found online. All materials are due no later than September 13