The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC) has announced the call for nominations for the annual Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award to be presented at Clinical Congress 2018. The award will be presented in recognition of an individual’s significant contributions to the advancement of women in the field of surgery.
The award is named in honor of Mary Edwards Walker, MD, for her role as the first woman surgeon employed by the U.S. Army and the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. Armed Forces decoration for bravery. Dr. Walker’s example paved the way for women surgeons of today.
Nominees must have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement and inspiration of women in surgery and be members of the ACS, either in active practice or retired. WiSC members are ineligible for this award. The awardee is expected to attend Clinical Congress 2018 in Boston, MA, to accept the honor in person.
All nominations must be accompanied by the following documents:
- A letter of nomination outlining how the nominee has contributed to the advancement of women in the field of surgery
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) of the nominee
- Self-nominations are acceptable and should include a letter of reference
The letter of nomination and CV should be sent to Connie Bura at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2018.