Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents and ACS Officers-Elect

The 2017 Nominating Committee of the Fellows (NCF) and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors  (NCBG) will select nominees for leadership positions in the College as follows.

Call for nominations for Officers-Elect

The 2017 Nominating Committee of the Fellows (NCF) will select nominees for the three Officer-Elect positions of the American College of Surgeons (ACS): President-Elect, First Vice-President-Elect, and Second Vice-President-Elect. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 24, 2017.

Criteria for consideration

For candidates to receive full consideration from the NCF, they must meet the following criteria:

  • Nominees must be loyal members of the College who have demonstrated outstanding integrity along with an unquestioned devotion to the highest principles of surgical practice
  • Nominees must have demonstrated leadership qualities, such as service and active participation on ACS committees or in other components of the College
  • The ACS encourages consideration of women and underrepresented minorities for all leadership positions
  • All nominations must include:
  • A letter of nomination
  • A personal statement detailing the candidate’s ACS service and interest in the position (for President-Elect position only)
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • The name of one individual who can serve as a reference

Further details

Entities such as surgical specialty societies, ACS Advisory Councils, and ACS chapters that want to make a nomination must provide a description of their selection process and the total list of applicants reviewed.

Any attempt to contact members of the NCF by a candidate or on behalf of a candidate will be viewed in a negative manner and may result in disqualification. Applications submitted without the requested information will not be considered.

Nominations may be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. If you have any questions, contact Betty Sanders, staff liaison for the NCF, at 312-202-5360 or bsanders@facs.org.

Call for nominations for ACS Board of Regents

The 2017 NCBG will select nominees for pending vacancies on the Board of Regents to be filled at Clinical Congress 2017. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 24, 2017.

Criteria

Candidates must meet the following NCBG guidelines to be considered for nomination to the Board of Regents:

Nominees must be loyal members of the College who have demonstrated outstanding integrity along with an unquestioned devotion to the highest principles of surgical practice.

  • Nominees must have demonstrated leadership qualities, such as service and active participation on ACS committees or in other components of the College.
  • The ACS encourages consideration of women and underrepresented minorities for all leadership positions.
  • The NCBG recognizes the importance of the Board of Regents representing all who practice surgery, including surgeons in academic and community practice, regardless of practice location or configuration.
  • Individuals of all surgical specialties will be considered, although special consideration will be given to those from general surgery and its specialties and cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Only individuals who are in and expected to remain in active surgical practice for their entire term may be nominated for election or reelection to the Board of Regents.

All nominations must include:

  • A letter of nomination
  • A personal statement from the candidate detailing his or her ACS service and interest in the position
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • The name of one individual who can serve as a reference

In addition, entities such as surgical specialty societies, ACS Advisory Councils, and ACS Chapters that intend to make a nomination must propose at least two nominees and provide a description of their selection process, along with the complete list of applicants reviewed.

Any attempt to contact members of the NCBG by a candidate or on behalf of a candidate will be viewed in a negative manner and may result in disqualification. Applications submitted without the requested information will not be considered.

Nominations may be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. If you have any questions, please contact Betty Sanders, Staff Liaison for the NCBG, at 312-202-5360 or bsanders@facs.org.

For information only, the current members of the Board of Regents who will be considered for re-election are (all MD, FACS) James K. Elsey, Gerald M. Fried, B. J. Hancock, and Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr.

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