The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) are cosponsoring a scholarship for international surgeons specifically working in acute care surgery—trauma and emergency general surgery—to improve the quality of acute care surgical services. Preference will be given to applicants from developing nations.
The scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, provides the scholar with an opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the AAST and to visit the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP®) at the ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL, to learn about the standards for a trauma program/database and the importance of multidisciplinary acute care surgery care.
The awardee will receive gratis registration to the 2020 annual meeting of the AAST, September 9–12, Waikoloa, HI, and to one available postgraduate course at the meeting. See the full requirements and link to the application form on the ACS/AAST International Scholarship web page.
Applications and all the supporting documentation must be received by the ACS International Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 16, 2020, for an applicant to receive consideration by the selection committee.