Application Opens: June 7, 2021
Application Closes: July 12, 2021
This award award is funded by the AAS Foundation, and is awarded to residents, fellows, or faculty-level attendees who by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any other personal identification is an underrepresented voice in surgery. This includes but is not limited to:
Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups:
- African American/Black
- Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian)
- Hmong, Filipino, Vietnamese, Pacific Islander
- Hispanic or Latino
Other groups underrepresented in surgery:
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual
- Active military
The AAS Fall Courses provide pearls of wisdom and a discussion of the advances in research methods, academic career advancement, grant writing, as well as incorporate interactive sessions where participants can discuss their ideas with academic surgical leaders and network with colleagues.
Applicants submit an essay, along with a letter of support (in PDF format) from their chair, program director, or dean of the medical school (or equivalent). The essay should include a general overview of their academic careers and research history, and include reasons why the applicant would benefit from attending the Fall Courses and what they hope to gain from the experience.
- Complimentary Registration for the Fall Courses
- Complimentary AAS membership for one year