International Guest Scholarships, American College of Surgeons, USA

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The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide the Scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in North America and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

This scholarship endowment was originally provided through the legacy left to the College by Dr. Paul R. Hawley (FACS Hon), former College Director. More recently, gifts from the family of Dr. Abdol Islami (FACS), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and others to the International Guest Scholarship endowment have enabled the College to expand the number of scholarship awards.

The scholarship requirements are:

  • Applicants must be graduates of schools of medicine.
  • Applicants must be at least 35 years old, but under 45, on the date that the completed application is filed.
  • Applicants must submit their applications from their intended permanent location. Applications will be accepted for processing only when the applicants have been in surgical practice, teaching, or research for a minimum of one year at their intended permanent location, following completion of all formal training (including fellowships and scholarships).
  • Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and/or research in accordance with the standards of the applicant’s country.
  • Early careerists are deemed more suitable than those who are serving in senior academic appointments.
  • Applicants must submit a fully completed application form provided by the College on its website. The application and accompanying materials must be typewritten and in English. Submission of a curriculum vitae only is not acceptable.
  • Applicants must provide a list of all of their publications and must submit, in addition, three complete publications (reprints or manuscripts) of their choice from that list.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have not already experienced training or surgical fellowships in North America.
  • Applicants must submit independently prepared letters of recommendation from three of their colleagues. One letter must be from the chair of the department in which they hold academic appointment or a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons residing in their country. The chair’s or the Fellow’s letter is to include a specific statement detailing the nature and extent of the teaching and other academic involvement of the applicant. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the person making the recommendation.
  • The application form is structured to assist the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee and assists the applicant in submitting a structured curriculum vitae. Additional information (a maximum of four pages) may be attached if desired.
  • The International Guest Scholarships must be used in the year for which they are designated. They cannot be postponed.
  • Applicants who are awarded scholarships are expected to provide a full written report of the experiences provided through the scholarships upon completion of their tours.
  • An unsuccessful applicant may reapply only twice and only by completing and submitting a current application form provided by the College, together with new supporting documentation.

The scholarships provide successful applicants with the privilege of participating in the College’s annual Clinical Congress in October 2015, with public recognition of their presence. They will receive gratis admission to selected postgraduate courses plus admission to all lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits, which are an integral part of the Clinical Congress. Assistance will be provided in arranging visits, following the Clinical Congress, to various clinics and universities of their choice.

In order to qualify for consideration by the selection committee, all of the requirements must be fulfilled.

Formal American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholar applications appear online on the College’s website. Supporting materials and questions should be directed to:

International Liaison Section
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
Fax: 312-202-5021

Completed applications for the International Guest Scholarships for the year 2015 and all of the supporting documentation must be received at the office of the International Liaison Section prior to July 1, 2014, in order for an applicant to receive consideration by the selection committee. All applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision in November 2014. Applicants are urged to submit their completed applications and supporting documents as early as possible in order to provide sufficient time for processing.

For more information, please visit official website:

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

11 comments on “International Guest Scholarships, American College of Surgeons, USA

  1. Is there a scholarship intended for those who is currently studying surgery? I am eager to learn surgery abroadm please do inform me thank u

  2. Is there any chance for me to get the scholarship? I am a student in Faculty of Letters. Actually, I want to enrich my experience especially study abroad in USA. Thanks.

  3. My name is Fanny,I’m Indonesian.Is there a chance for me to get the scholarships in Amerika?Now I’m a teacher in 2 University in Indonesia.I’m graduate from Architectural (Construction) in UKI in Jakarta (S1) and for Master (S2) I already finished in UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA.I really glad about scholarships,I love to study abroad,but my parents didn’t have much money to send me. If U have a programe like above in Architectural.I hope U can give me the Information about that.Many thank’s.GOD Bless.

  4. my name is alfhandi biru. i really want to join it,,,please give me more info about that….what is the qualification to get this scholarship how to full fill the form? thank you…

  5. hello, i’m anggi and now study at economic faculty in Halu Oleo university final semester. i want to continue my study in USA, so please help me to give some information about this scholarship.. please send me information about this scholarsip in my e-mail, thank’s.

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