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2018-2020 ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence Program Applications Now Open


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is accepting applications for the 2018-2020 Clinical Scholars in Residence Program, a two-year fellowship in surgical outcomes research, health services research, and health care policy performed on-site at the ACS headquarters, Chicago, IL. Applications are due April 3, 2017, and the scholar begins work July 1, 2018. Applicants must have completed two years of clinical training, be U.S. citizens, and obtain two years of program funding from their home institution or other granting agency. Applicants also must be members in good standing of the College.

The Clinical Scholar will have the opportunity to work in multiple areas within the ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care to advance the College’s quality improvement initiatives and to perform research relevant to ongoing projects within the organization. Participants also will earn a master’s degree in public health in their two years with the program. The Clinical Scholar will receive strong mentorship in clinical, statistical, and health services research. Previous ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence have reported excellent, productive experiences that have allowed them to launch successful careers in this field.

Important dates for this position are as follows:

• Application deadline: April 3, 2017

• Interview notification: May 1, 2017

• Interview process: May 1-31, 2017

• Notification of appointment: June 9, 2017

• Starting date: July 1, 2018

For more information about the program and the application requirements, go to the program web page at If you have additional questions, contact the ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence Program at

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