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Scholarships and Upcoming Deadlines

Apply to the ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence Program

Apply to a two-year fellowship to study outcomes, health services, and health care policy; leave with a master’s degree. The ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence program is currently accepting applications. The program offers a two-year onsite fellowship in surgical outcomes research, health services research, and health care policy, and participants will also earn a master’s degree. The Clinical Scholar will receive strong mentorship in clinical, statistical, and health services research. Applications are due April 3.

Claude Organ Traveling Fellowship Deadline Is June 1

Apply for a $5,000 scholarship to attend a meeting or obtain a research honorarium at an institution of your choice. The Claude Organ Traveling Fellowship is designed to honor an outstanding young surgeon from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Woman Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association. This $5,000 fellowship will enable a Fellow or Associate Fellow to attend an educational meeting or make an extended visit to an institution of his or her choice. The application deadline is June 1.

Submit Spectacular Surgical Cases for Clinical Congress

ACS Residents and Associate Fellows are invited to submit your most spectacular surgical cases for discussion at the annual Spectacular Cases panel at Clinical Congress 2017. Seven cases will be selected, with emphasis on those with multidisciplinary management. Cases will be presented in an M&M style. E-mail a 300-word abstract to by April 1.

RAS Essay Contest: Be True to the Profession, Be True to Yourself

The RAS-ACS Communications Committee wants to know: has there been a time in your training or career when you found yourself in conflict (or agreement) between your personal morals and values and the duties and responsibilities of the surgical profession?

Whether this was a clinical situation where you disagreed with the chosen treatment, a moment where your inclinations and influence were limited by station or rank, or you otherwise had to resolve internal and external tensions due to differences in race, creed, or ethos—how did you overcome these challenges? Submit a one to two page essay to for a chance to be featured on social media and in the Bulletin. Submit your essay by April 1.

Register for the ACS Surgical Simulation Meeting

The ACS-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Surgical Simulation Conference (formerly known as the AEI Consortium Meeting), will take place March 17−18 at the Swissôtel Chicago, IL.

The AEI Consortium, sponsored by the ACS Division of Education, is a global network of 95 ACS-AEIs that use simulation-based technology to educate and train practicing surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and members of the surgical team. Meeting sessions will examine various aspects of simulation-based training, such as coaching the next generation using simulation and linking simulation to institutional quality improvement and risk management.

The deadline to register is March 10. Visit the ACS website to view the preliminary agenda, register for the meeting, and reserve a hotel room. For more information about the meeting or the AEI Program, contact Cathy Wojcik, AEI Program Manager, at