There is a severe shortage of surgeons in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Current data indicate that there are only 0.5 surgeons for every 100,000 people. Although women make up more than 50 percent 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 training, help them complete their training, and encourage other women in medicine to consider surgery as a profession.
About This Scholarship
• The program is open to senior female surgical trainees who are preparing to take this fellowship level examination in 2022
• The award will be used towards fellowship examination expenses, including fellowship examination, examination travel and accommodation, graduation, and five-year membership dues to COSECSA and ACS
- Applicants should include a personal statement indicating future goals, a current curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from their surgical training program director.
- Completed applications should be sent to the COSECSA Scholarship Committee through the Scholarship Application Portal. Please select the Scholarship Name 2022 ACS-COSECSA SCHOLARSHIP TRACK 2 and Reference Number ACS-COSECSA/2022/T2 in the application portal.
Applications are due no later than March 31, 2022.