AAS is seeking to support nominations for American Board of Surgery (ABS) Council positions. The ABS may select a representative from three nominees to their Council, who must be Diplomats of the ABS and demonstrate high levels of the Council’s desired competencies, to serve a six-year term.
The Council serves as a resource of knowledge, skill, wisdom, and expertise for the organization, and is where issues that cross specialties are discussed. The Council consists of a diverse group of surgeons across a spectrum of practice and experience, and includes approximately 30 members from across the specialties recognized by the ABS. Council members each serve on one of the five ABS specialty boards (General Surgery Board, Vascular Surgery Board, Pediatric Surgery Board, Complex General Surgical Oncology Board, or Trauma Burns and Critical Care Board) and one or more of the five Council Committees (Assessment Committee, Diplomates and Surgeons in Practice Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Education and Training Committee, and/or Research Committee). In addition to commitment, availability, loyalty, and ability to keep confidence, individuals with one or more of the following characteristics are sought:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Change Management
- Competency-Based Assessment
- Educational Assessment Newer Techniques
- Experience/Expertise in EPAs
- Underserved Critical Access
Emphasis will be placed on elements of diversity across all dimensions, including race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or other elements that bring a different voice to the table.
The time commitment including exams is approximately 14-16 days/year, including both in person and virtual meetings.
If you are interested in the AAS nominating you for an ABS Council position, please complete the form below by Monday, November 6, 2023 @ Midnight Pacific time. AAS leadership will review nominations and select names to submit for consideration by the ABS. The ABS Council Nominating Committee makes the final decision as to the ultimate slate of members to join the ABS Council.