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ACS/NESS Health Policy and Management Scholarship

The American College of Surgeons and the New England Surgical Society Scholars Foundation co-sponsor an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. The intensive one-week course, taking place in person June 4Ė10, 2023, equips health leaders with the knowledge and skills essential for:

  • Creating innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency of health care service delivery; and
  • Participating in health care policy and reform.
The award is open to non-resident surgeons who are members in good standing of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the New England Surgical Society (NESS). Applicants must be at least 30 years old, but under 60, on the date that the completed application is filed. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 15, 2023.

  • The award is in the amount of $8,000, to be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the course. Indirect costs are not paid to the recipient nor to the recipientís institution.
  • The scholarship must be used in the year for which it is designated. It cannot be postponed.
  • The Scholar is required to provide one yearís health policy-related assistance to the ACS and the NESS, attending meetings, reviewing applications, and participating as a pro tem member of the health policy committee as requested.
  • The College anticipates that program alumni will serve as state councilors for the SurgeonsVoice Program, its grassroots initiative aimed at establishing relationships with members of Congress.
  • A brief report of the Scholarís experiences and activities is due at the conclusion of the course and of the scholarship period.
  • Simple accounting of expenses is also required.
General Application Information

All applicants must be practicing surgeons in the United States, and are required to submit an online application to include the following:

  • Contact information (name, preferred postal address, e-mail address) and attestation.
  • A single PDF document that includes the following:
    • A one-page essay discussing:
      • Why the applicant wishes to receive the scholarship
      • How the scholarship will fill a gap in applicant's training or experience
      • Goals or plans to use the newly acquired knowledge or skills in his or her practice or community.
    • A current NIH-style biosketch (five-page maximum)

Apply for the ACS/NESS Health Policy and Management Scholarship by the deadline of March 15, 2023.

Questions regarding this scholarship may be directed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator, by phone at 312-202-5281 or by email. For more information, visit the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

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