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January 23rd Deadline: 2023 ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit Resident Travel Award

January 12, 2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to Resident members of the American College of Surgeons who are interested in attending the upcoming Leadership and Advocacy Summit, taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC, April 15-18, 2023.

This annual Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates specialized educational sessions focused on effective surgeon leadership,interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to Congressional offices.

This scholarship award will cover up to $500.00 in housing and transportation costs. This may also include your registration fees, but it may NOT cover food/beverage charges as all meals are provided at the conference.Note: you must be aU.S.Resident member in good standing with ACS to be eligible for one of these scholarships.

As in previous years, scholarships will not be distributed on a “first come, first serve” basis. Rather, scholarships will be awarded to a broad representation of all facets of ACS Resident members. Special consideration will be given to first time attendees of the Leadership & Advocacy Summit, as well as candidates in the senior years of their residency programs.

There will also be an expectation that scholarship recipients must stay for all programming on Sunday, April16th and Monday, April 17th, with preference given to those planning to stay through the Congressional Lobby Day on Tuesday, April18th.

In years past, there were over 75 Resident scholarship award winners join us in Washington, DC to make their voices heard for surgery! So,if you are interested in applying, don’t delay! Please email D’Arcey Johnson ( before Monday, January 23, and include the following information:

Your name

Your contact information(address, email, phone no., cell no.)

Your institution and year of residency

A brief summary (no longer than one page) explaining why this opportunity interests you,what you hope to gain from it, and how you plan to utilize the knowledge you obtain.

Your proposed travel dates

Scholarship winners will be announced on/before Monday,January 30,2023, in order to give you ample time to register and make travel arrangements.

For more information on the conference, including registration info (registration open slate January) and hotel information, visit:

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact D’Arcey at

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