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Surgical Resident Scholarship Opportunity

Clinical Congress 2019

Application Deadline Extended

The American College of Surgeons Clinical Research Program (ACS CRP) is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to surgery residents who are interested in attending the Designing and Running a Prospective Surgical Clinical Trial Didactic Course at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA. This course is being held Sunday, October 27, 8:30 am–4:00 pm (Pacific) at the Moscone Center. The course is designed to teach the methodology of design and implementation of a clinical trial for surgeons interested in developing and leading a prospective trial. 

This scholarship award of $290 is available to ACS Resident Members and must be used to cover the registration cost for the didactic course. This award would be paid following confirmation of course attendance.

Applications are due by July 31

Application Information

Application Requirements

  • Applicant must be a Resident Member of the College.
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant's program director.
  • A brief letter of interest (no longer than one page) explaining why this opportunity interests you, what you hope to gain from it, and how you plan to utilize the knowledge you obtain. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please e-mail your letter of recommendation along with a brief summary of why you would like to attend to ACS CRP staff at with subject line: ACS Clinical Congress Didactic Course Scholarship Application. Be sure to include your name, facility name, city, state, e-mail address, and phone number.

Apply today

Scholarships will not be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A selection committee will review each request and award scholarships based on the level of interest expressed by the applicant. Scholarship recipients will be announced by August 15 in order to provide ample time to take advantage of early-bird registration and make travel arrangements.


If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact ACS CRP staff at We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!