ACS Division of Education collaborates with universities to offer two new fellowships

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education has announced that it is offering two new fellowships: one in conjunction with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago, IL, and the other with the department of surgery at the University of Wisconsin (UW), Madison. Application materials for both awards are due April 30, 2015.

ACS-MacLean Center Surgical Ethics Fellowship

The ACS Division of Education and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago have announced the availability of a new fellowship program in surgical ethics, starting in July 2015.  The program will prepare surgeons for careers that combine clinical surgery with scholarly studies in surgical ethics. The fellowship will encompass research, teaching, and clinical ethics consultations, and will include bimonthly surgical ethics case conferences, participation in the surgical ethics curriculum, and mentored research in surgical ethics. The program begins with a five-week, full-time course in Chicago in July and August. From September 2015 to June 2016, fellows will meet each Wednesday for a structured ethics curriculum including clinical ethics, law and ethics, and moral philosophy and research-in-progress seminars. In addition, fellows will participate in an ethics consultation service and, working with faculty mentors in surgery, each fellow will complete a research project.

Support will be provided for each of two fellows. For additional information, contact Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate Director, ACS Division of Education, at

ACS-UW Fellowship in Surgical Education Research

The ACS Division of Education and the UW department of surgery have developed a new surgical education research fellowship for residents. The fellowship will allow surgery residents who have completed two or three years of postgraduate training to obtain the specialized knowledge, skills, and training needed to become leaders in the field of surgical education.

During the two-year commitment, fellows may attend UW School of Education courses in areas such as study design, communication of research findings, scientific writing, research knowledge specific to the primary field of study, and broad research in surgical education, ethics, and grant writing. Under the direction of expert faculty mentors from the ACS Division of Education, UW department of surgery, and UW School of Education, fellows will complete a mentored surgical education research project tailored to their interests.

The award provides two years of funding from the UW department of surgery and is available in July 2015. For additional information, contact Mara Snyder, MA, general surgery residency program manager, department of surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, at

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