To help address the severe shortage of surgeons in Sub-Saharan Africa, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) have developed a scholarship program to support women in surgical residency, help them complete their training, and encourage other women in medicine to consider surgery as a profession.
The program is open to senior female surgical residents enrolled in the COSECSA region. Each $2,500 scholarship will go toward educational expenses, including accreditation, the fellowship examination, and five-years of membership dues to COSECSA and the ACS. Applicants should include a personal statement indicating future goals, a current curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from the surgical training program director. Completed applications should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be reviewed in conjunction with the Operation Giving Back committee.
Applications are due no later than April 1. Contact OGB@facs.org with any questions.