Applications for the ACS COSECSA Women Surgical Residency Program in 2023 are currently open.
Current data indicate that there are only 0.5 surgeons for every 100,000 people. Although women make up more than 50% of the population, they represent only 7 percent of the surgical work force.
To help address this problem, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) have developed a scholarship program to support women in surgical residency, help them complete their training, and encourage other women in medicine to consider surgery as a profession.
Worth of Award
Each scholarship is worth $500. The number of awards will depend on quality of applications and funds available.
- program is open to junior female surgical trainees enrolling in the COSECSA surgical fellowship program
- usage of this award is to register into the fellowship program
- scholarship will be administered by the COSECSA secretariat
How to Apply
Applicants should include a personal statement indicating future goals, a current curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from their surgical training program director.
Deadline: Applications are due no later than February 15, 2023.