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2014 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons
The Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons announces the availability of a scholarship for surgeons serving small communities, the Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons.
The Oweida Scholarship provides an award of $5,000 to subsidize the participation of a Fellow or Associate Fellow serving small communities in attendance at the annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
The Oweida Scholarship is available to a member of the American College of Surgeons in any of the surgical specialties who meets the following requirements:
Serves a small town or rural community in the U.S. or Canada
Is a Fellow or Associate Fellow in good standing
Is under 55 years of age on the date the application is filed
The Oweida Scholar will attend the annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, which will be held in San Francisco, CA, October 26–30, 2014. He or she will also attend the annual meeting of the Scholarships Committee and the rural surgeons forum, to meet with colleagues and to receive his or her check.
The successful applicant will receive the sum of $5,000 U.S. This amount is to be used to help defray travel expenses for the Clinical Congress, postgraduate course fees, hotel costs, and per diem expenses during the Clinical Congress. Preferential housing in a thrifty hotel near the Congress site will be made available to the scholar. The scholar will make his or her own travel arrangements.
The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors will select the scholar after review and evaluation of the applications.
Applicants for the Oweida Scholarship should submit a single PDF consisting of the following items in this order:
One copy of the applicant’s current curriculum vitae
One copy of a one-page essay, discussing the following specific items:
Why the applicant wishes to receive the Oweida Scholarship
Why the applicant believes he or she is qualified to receive the scholarship
Why the applicant characterizes his or her practice as serving a small community
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is December 16, 2013.
A scholar and an alternate will be selected, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by March 31, 2014.
Questions may be directed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator, 312-202-5281.
The Oweida Scholar must attend the full week of the Clinical Congress in the year for which it is designated; the award cannot be postponed. The Oweida Scholar will provide a brief report on his or her experiences at the Clinical Congress for possible future publication in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. A simple accounting for the award is also required. These items are due by December 1, 2014.
Please send applications for this scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
American Academy of Dermatology Native American Health Service Resident Rotation Program
The AAD's Education and Volunteers Abroad Committee provides four grants per year to dermatology residents from the United States who are in their second or third year of residency to participate in a rural health elective in Chinle, Ariz. This elective takes place at the Indian Health Service for one to two weeks.
Residents provide dermatologic care to the Navajo Nation population and work with primary health care providers to assist with diagnosis and management of dermatologic diseases. Residents are expected to keep records of consults, prepare lectures, and submit a report of activities to the Academy.
.ApplyGrant recipients receive a stipend for airfare, accommodations, and board. Second- and third-year residents are encouraged to apply. Four grants are available for rotations to be completed in March, May, August, and November during a period of one to two week(s). Each applicant must attach a letter of support from his or her program director or department chair, write a short application essay, and submit a complete curriculum vitae with his or her online application. Any scheduling conflict must be resolved prior to applying for the grant.
The deadline to apply for 2015 rotations is April 30, 2014.