RAS-ACS announces winners of Leadership Scholarship Awards

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) recently announced the winners of the RAS-ACS Leadership Scholarship Awards, which fund attendance at an ACS meeting.

The award recipients are as follows:

  • Lindsay Kuo, MD, postgraduate year (PGY)-5 surgery resident, department of surgery, resident executive council chair research fellow, Center for Surgery and Health Economics, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and master of business administration candidate 2015, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Kuo attended the ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course in March.
  • Adeyemi A. Ogunleye, MB, BS, PGY-5 surgery resident, Harlem Hospital Center Program, New York, NY, will attend the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, April 18–21, 2015, in Washington, DC.
  • Vance Albaugh, MD, PhD, PGY-3 general surgery resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, will attend the ACS Clinical Trials Course, December 6–10.

To be considered for the scholarship awards, residents submitted applications, an essay, a curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation. The scholarship recipients were selected based on four criteria: prior RAS-ACS involvement, potential for future leadership within RAS-ACS, the strength of their letters of support, and their essays’ support of the RAS-ACS vision. The Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust supports the scholarship fund.

For more information about the RAS-ACS, go to the RAS-ACS web page.

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