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Committee on Trauma (CCOT) of the American College of Surgeons is pleased to announce that it will once again approve funding this year for the Resident Education Fund to assist surgical trainees with an interest in Trauma/Critical Care in learning more about the specialty and providing opportunities for networking. We are offering a scholarship in the amount of $2000 to assist one senior level resident (PG4 - PG5) or Trauma/Critical Care Fellow in attending a national trauma meeting in 2020.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the applicants must provide the following:

  • A personal statement describing their interest in Trauma/Critical Care and their career plans
  • A signed letter of support from either a Program Chair or Chief of Trauma/Critical Care at their institution (with contact information should the Committee have questions)
  • A current CV
  • Prior winners of the award are not eligible
  • Letters of support and personal statements should emphasize work the applicant has done or is doing in the areas of the three pillars of the national Committee on Trauma:
1. Education
2. Advocacy
The deadline for receipt of materials is November 15, 2019. This will allow us to review all the applications and make a decision in time to meet the registration deadlines and housing registration deadlines for the approved meetings (see attached).  The recipient should expect to be notified no later than November 30, 2019.
Resident/fellow applicants may submit their application materials (including letters of support) to Dr. James Doherty by e-mail at james.doherty@advocatehealth.com. Questions regarding the scholarship should be addressed to Dr. Doherty as well. Thank you in advance for your support of this educational opportunity and of the CCOT.
James Doherty, MD, FACS
James Doherty, MD, FACS