International Guest Scholarships for Young Surgeons

International Guest Scholarships for Young Surgeons

Deadline: July 1, 2015

The American College of Surgeons is offering International Guest Scholarships to young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. This scholarship provide the scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in the U.S. and Canada and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

Scholarship Worth/Benefits

  • Each scholar gets $10,000.
  • The scholarships provide successful applicants with the privilege of participating in the College’s annual Clinical Congress held in Washington, DC in October 2016, with public recognition of their presence.
  • Scholars 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  your choice.


  • Applicants must be graduates of schools of medicine who have completed their surgical training.
  • Applicants must be at least 35 years old, but under 50, on the date that the completed application is filed.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and/or research in accordance with the standards of the applicant’s country.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have not already experienced training or surgical fellowships in the U.S. or Canada.
  • 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).

How to Apply

  • Apply for this scholarship here.
  • Supporting materials and questions should be directed to [email protected]
  • Applicants must submit independently prepared letters of recommendation from three of their colleagues.
    (i) One letter must be from the chair of the department in which they hold an 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.
  • Provide a list of all of your publications and submit three complete publications (reprints or manuscripts) of your choice from that list

For more information, visit American College of Surgeons.