ACS Women in Surgery Committee seeks new members

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Women in Surgery Committee is seeking candidates interested in serving an initial three-year term on the committee beginning in October. Applications are due by June 30, 2014.

The mission of the Women in Surgery Committee is to enable women surgeons of all ages, specialties, and practice types to develop their individual potential as professionals; promote an environment that fosters inclusion, respect, and success; develop, encourage, and advance women surgeons as leaders; and provide a forum and networking opportunities to enhance women’s surgical career satisfaction. Surgeons interested in advancing the role of women in the ACS and encouraging and mentoring women in surgery should apply. The committee encourages representation by individuals of diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.

Applicants should submit a summary curriculum vitae of five pages or less and a letter of interest highlighting their skills and expertise, along with contributions they would like to make to the committee, to Connie Bura at cbura@facs.org by the June 30, 2014, deadline. Eligible candidates will be selected and notified by the committee in July or August and will be invited to attend the committee meeting on Monday, October 27, in conjunction with the 2014 Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA.

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