The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship. The deadline for all application materials is June 1.
The family and friends of the late Dr. Organ established an endowment through the ACS Foundation to provide funding for this fellowship, which is awarded annually to an outstanding young surgeon from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association. The fellowship, in the amount of $5,000, enables a U.S. or Canadian Fellow or Associate Fellow younger than age 45 who is a member of one of these societies to attend an educational meeting or participate in an extended visit to an institution of his or her choice, tailored to his or her research interests.
Past awardees have used their fellowships to develop their careers in creative ways. The most recent fellow, Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH, FACS, associate professor of surgery, New York University School of Medicine, and chief of surgery, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY, is researching how health care systems work in a major metropolitan area, with a focus on the ways that large hospitals systems manage care for underserved women.
The full requirements for the Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship are posted on the ACS website. The 2016 awardee will be informed of the College’s decision by August 2016. Questions and application materials should be submitted to the attention of Kate Early, ACS Scholarships Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.