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ACS WiSC seeks ACS Fellows to serve as new members


 

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC) is seeking candidates to fill five vacancies on the committee beginning in October 2018.

The mission of the WiSC is to enable women surgeons of all ages, specialties, and practice types to develop their individual potential as professionals; promote an environment that fosters inclusion, respect, and success; develop, encourage, and advance women surgeons as leaders; and provide a forum and networking opportunities to enhance women’s surgical career satisfaction.

Surgeons interested in advancing the role of women in the ACS and encouraging and mentoring women in surgery should apply. Nominations are open to both men and women, and the committee encourages representation by individuals of diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.

Read the full eligibility requirements and how to apply on the ACS website at facs.org/about-acs/governance/acs-committees/women-in-surgery-committee/wisc-call. Eligible candidates will be selected and notified by the committee in June, and will be invited to attend the October 22 meeting of the WiSC, held in conjunction with Clinical Congress 2018 in Boston, MA. Travel reimbursement will not be provided.

Apply online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018WiSCMbrApp. Applications are due May 31, 2018. Questions can be directed to Connie Bura at cbura@facs.org.

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