International Guest Scholarships

International Guest Scholarships are being awarded to young surgeons who are from countries other than United States or Canada by the American College of Surgeons. The young surgeons who are opportuned to get this scholarship must have shown some level of interest in teaching and research.

Are you a surgeon or a medical student seeing this blog right now, and you’re interested and really want to apply for it, kindly read till the end to get all the necessary information you need moving forward.

Benefits associated with the international Guest Scholarships:

The international Guest Scholarships gives it’s scholar

  • $10,000 each
  • Provision for clinical visitation
  • Teaching and
  • Research activities in the U.S and Canada.
  • The ability to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

About International Guest Scholarships:

This scholarship endowment was originally provided through the legacy left to the College by Paul R. Hawley, MD (FACS Hon), former College Director. More recently, gifts from the family of Abdol Islami, MD (FACS), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and others to the International Guest Scholarship endowment have enabled the College to expand the number of scholarship awards.

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  • Applicants must be graduates of schools of medicine who have completed their surgical training.
  • Applicants must be at least 35 years old, but under 50, on the date that the completed application is filed.
  • Applicants must submit their applications from their intended permanent location. Applications will be accepted for processing only when the applicants have been in surgical practice, teaching, or research for a minimum of one year at their intended permanent location, following completion of all formal training (including fellowships and scholarships).
  • Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and/or research in accordance with the standards of the applicant’s country.
  • Early careerists are deemed more suitable than those who are serving in senior academic appointments.
    Applicants are not required to be ACS members

Basic Requirements:

  • Applicants must submit a fully completed application form provided by the College on its website. The application and accompanying materials must be submitted in English. Submission of a curriculum vitae only is not acceptable.
  • Applicants must provide a list of all of their publications and must submit, in addition, three complete publications (reprints or manuscripts) of their choice from that list.
    Preference may be given to applicants who have not already experienced training or surgical fellowships in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Applicants must submit independently prepared letters of recommendation from three of their colleagues. One letter must be from the chair of the department in which they hold an academic appointment or a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons residing in their country.
  • The chair’s or the Fellow’s letter is to include a specific statement detailing the nature and extent of the teaching and other academic involvement of the applicant. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the person making the recommendation.
  • The online application form is structured to assist the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee and assists the applicant in submitting a structured curriculum vitae.
  • The International Guest Scholarships must be used in the year for which they are designated. They cannot be postponed.
  • Applicants who are awarded scholarships will provide a full written report of the experiences provided through the scholarships upon completion of their tours.
  • An unsuccessful applicant may reapply only twice and only by completing and submitting a new application together with new supporting documentation

Basic Requirements:

The deadline for applications is 12 August, at 11:59 pm CT. The selection of the surgeon will be by mutual agreement between the ACS Division of Member Services and the International Relations Committee.

Apply online!


Other scholarship opportunities:

ID student interest group grant program.

Health Equity Internship program

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