Has someone inspired you to become involved in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and been a surgical mentor to you? If so, and you are a Resident Member or Associate Fellow of the ACS, nominate him or her for the inaugural Resident and Associate Society (RAS-ACS) Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award. Nominations are due by August 12, 2019.
The RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award was created to honor an exceptional ACS Fellow who has had a marked impact on the engagement of a Resident Member or Associate Fellow and has offered the support and encouragement necessary to build the strong foundation for a surgical career. Mentors from any surgical specialty are eligible for the award and encouraged to be nominated.
Nominees should be Fellows of the College, and nominators should be Resident Members or Associate Fellows. Each nominee may be nominated by more than one RAS member.
Nominations should be accompanied by the following materials:
- A nomination letter, not to exceed two pages single-spaced, supporting the nominee’s efforts to engage young surgeons in the ACS and the impact this experience had on the nominator. Examples of mentorship include intellectual, social, and moral support, as well as career development/advancement.
- Name, position, institution, and contact information of the nominee.
- Name, position, institution, and contact information of the nominator(s).