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Scholarships and Opportunities

Apply for the Oweida Scholarship to Attend ACS Clinical Congress

The Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship program provides up to three awards of $5,000 each to subsidize the participation of a Fellow or Associate Fellow serving a small community. Awardees will either attend Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA, or may propose a plan for additional training or research appropriate to a rural surgeon. The deadline is March 1, 2017.

Heller Executive Leadership Scholarship Applications Due February 1

The ACS is offering scholarships to subsidize attendance and participation in the 2017 Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management, May 31−June 6, at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. The $8,000 awards may be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the course as well as the post-course follow-up period. Requirements for these scholarships are posted on the ACS website. Applications are due February 1.

Apply for a Summit Resident Travel Award

We are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to ACS Resident Members interested in attending the Leadership and Advocacy Summit, May 6–9, in Washington, DC. The sixth annual Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates specialized educational sessions focused on effective surgeon leadership, interactive advocacy training, and coordinated visits to Congressional offices. Visit the ACS website for more information and details about how to apply for the Summit Resident Travel Award. Apply by February 24.

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Associate Fellows: Volunteer with a Workgroup

We are looking for a group of Associate Fellows—ACS members that are no longer in training but have not yet attained Fellowship status—interested in volunteering to serve on a workgroup. The workgroup will define appropriate programs and resources for Associate Fellows, and will provide opportunities for networking, engagement, and collaboration. If you are interested, please contact, and please put “Associate Fellows” in the subject line. We will hold our first meeting via conference call in early February. We look forward to being in touch soon!

Associate Fellows: Access the Surgeon Well-Being Index

Associate Fellows are invited to use the latest member benefit, the Surgeon Well-Being Index. Surgeon well-being is vital for patient and physician success. This validated tool is an opportunity to help you better understand your overall well-being, and identify areas of risk compared to physicians across the nation. We will also provide you with access to local and national resources. The tool is 100% anonymous—your information is private and your individual score will not be shared. In addition to the tool, the College has created a list of publications and resources that provide more information on surgeon well-being. We look forward to your feedback on the tool, and if you have any questions, please contact