ACS cosponsors fellowships in ethics and leadership

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education is offering two new fellowships—one in conjunction with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, IL, and the other with the department of surgery at the University of Wisconsin (UW), Madison.

The MacLean Center will prepare two surgeons for careers that combine clinical surgery with scholarly studies in surgical ethics, beginning with a five-week, full-time course in Chicago in July and August. From September 2016 to June 2017, fellowship recipients will meet weekly for a structured ethics curriculum. In addition, fellows will participate in an ethics consultation service and complete a research project. For additional information, contact Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate Director, ACS Division of Education. Application materials are due April 30, 2016.

In addition, the ACS Division of Education and the UW department of surgery have developed a fellowship program that will allow surgery residents who have completed two or three years of postgraduate training to attain leadership skills in surgical education. This two-year fellowship also allows fellows to participate in the UW School of Education master’s degree program. Faculty from the ACS Division of Education, UW department of surgery, and UW School of Education will guide the participants in a mentored surgical education research project. Two years of funding will become available in July 2016. Additional information can be found online or by contacting Maria Branca-Afrazi, department of surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

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