ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars Programme 2023 for African Women Surgeons. Apply below.
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When is Application Deadline?
15th February 2023
Tell Me About Award:
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 residency, help them complete their training, and encourage other women in medicine to consider surgery as a profession.
Who is Eligible?
The program is open to senior female surgical trainees who are preparing to take this fellowship level examination in 2023
How many Awards?
The number of awards will depend on quality of applications and available funds.
What is Value of Award?
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
Each scholarship is worth $2,500.
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.
Completed applications should be sent to the COSECSA Scholarship Committee at https://www.cosecsa.org/scholarship-application-form/. Scholarship Reference Number to select on the application portal is ACS-COSECSA/2023/T2
Apply by Clicking Here by February 15, 2023.