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2017 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS Traveling Fellowship Applications due June 1


The family and friends of the late Dr. Claude H. Organ, Jr., established an endowment through the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation to provide funding for an annual fellowship to be awarded to an outstanding young surgeon from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association.

The fellowship, in the amount of $5,000, enables a U.S. or Canadian Fellow or Associate Fellow under age 45 who is a member of one of the above societies to attend an educational meeting or make an extended visit to an institution of his or her choice, tailored to his or her research interests.

Past awardees have used their fellowships to develop their careers in creative ways. The 2016 fellow, Stephanie Bonne, MD, is researching a successful hospital-based violence program in San Francisco in order to develop one at her home institution.

View the full requirements for the Claude H. Organ Traveling Fellowship at The deadline for receipt of all application materials is June 1, with decisions to be made by August 2017. Questions and application materials should be submitted to the attention of the ACS Scholarships Administrator at

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