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NewsScope: August 16, 2019

Register for Special Clinical Congress Education Program for Residents and Medical StudentsClinical Congress 2019

Residents and medical students with a special interest in surgical education will want to attend a special program, Pathways in Surgical Education for Residents and Medical Students, 5:00–6:00 pm October 29 at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA. 

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education and the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) invite residents and medical students to join roundtable discussions about Careers in Surgical Education, Education Research, and ACS and ASE Committee Involvement. This is a unique opportunity for residents and medical students to have nearly one-on-one access to leaders in surgical education from both organizations.

There is no additional cost to attend this session; however, Clinical Congress registration is required. Space is limited, and this session is expected to fill, so early registration is recommended. Register today

For additional information, contact Steffanye Hawbaker Mack at or Julyeth Arcos at or 312-202-5424.

Join Grand Rounds Webinar on ACS Surgeon Specific RegistrySurgeon Specific Registry

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) invites young surgeons to a webinar on the Benefit and Value of the ACS Surgeon Specific Registry™ (SSR) for Surgeons, hosted by Ulrike Langenscheidt, MS, ACS SSR Manager. The SSR is an online quality improvement tool and software application database where surgeons track their cases and outcomes, at no cost, as member benefit for being a part of the College.

Learning objectives include the following:

  • Learn how to track your cases and outcomes
  • Learn from your case data entered utilizing reports
  • Learn how to fulfill regulatory requirements using the SSR for the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Continuous Certification Program and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

The webinar will take place 6:00 pm Central time August 19. Slides will be sent to each registered individual, so make sure to register even if you cannot view the live webinar. 

Read more and register now.

This webinar is sponsored by the RAS-ACS and the Young Fellows Association.

Apply for OGB Resident Scholarship for Clinical Congress Postgraduate Course by August 26Operation Giving Back

Operation Giving Back (OGB), the volunteerism arm of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), is hosting a one-day Didactic Course, Global Health Competencies for Surgeons: Cognitive and System Skills, at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA. OGB is offering scholarships for this course to residents.

This Postgraduate Course will provide an understanding of the concepts essential for volunteering in low-resource surgical environments. It will help prepare the international volunteer to understand characteristics of low-resource surgical environments, situational ethics, cultural competency, tropical diseases relevant in surgery, personal preparedness and health considerations, responsibilities as a health worker, and the scope of the essential surgical procedures as defined by the Disease Control Priorities (DCP-3).

Applications for these scholarships are due August 26fill out an application now. A brief letter of recommendation from your program director outlining your interest and/or experience in global health is required and should be attached at the end of the form.

Read the full course description. For more information, contact Sadie Bazur-Leidy, OGB Program Administrator, at or 312-202-5458.