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Apply by September 1 for ACS/JAHF Geriatrics Fellowship



The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) are accepting applications for the ACS/JAHF James C. Thompson Geriatrics Surgical Fellowship, a new, fully funded research fellowship. Applications are due September 1. The fellowship is a two-year clinical research position at the ACS in Chicago, IL, starting July 1, 2016, with additional funds provided for the scholar to complete a master’s program at Northwestern University in Chicago. The scholar will research the care and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing surgery and assist the ACS and JAHF in their newly funded initiative to develop a standards and verification program for geriatric surgical care. The scholar will work within the ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care.

In addition, the scholar will benefit from opportunities to perform research relevant to ongoing ACS geriatric projects. Applicants who have completed two or more years of clinical training, are in good standing with their program and the ACS, and are U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply.

Find more information and a complete a fellowship application online at

Residents who have applied for a 2016 ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence position also may apply for this position. In this case, please contact

Important dates:

Application deadline: September 1

Interview notification: September 15

Interview process: October 4−8, during ACS Clinical Congress 2015

Notification of appointment: November 1

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