Resident Achievement Award
Resident Achievement Awards are presented annually to up to five outstanding resident members in recognition of their clinical ability, patient/resident manner, resident/staff relationships, and resident/community involvement. These awards may be presented to residents in the general, general vascular, neurological, orthopedic, plastic and reconstructive, cardiothoracic and vascular, and urological surgical specialties. Through a generous grant from the ACOS Trust Fund, award recipients will be presented with a plaque and a cash award of $2,000.
The Resident Achievement Award Application form must be completed and then printed to obtain formal signatures from both the applicant and the program director. Selection criteria for the Resident Achievement Award includes but is not limited to: clinical ability, patient/resident manner, resident/staff relationships, resident/community involvement and academic activities. Each nominee's curriculum vitae must accompany the application. However, your CV may not be substituted for the application itself. Letters of recommendation should include examples of the nominees’ qualities, experience and achievements that are consistent with the award for which the member is being nominated. Applicants may only apply for the award during their final year of residency training and/or during other subsequent fellowship training. Residents must be ACOS members, be nominated by their program director and submit their application to the ACOS no later than June 1. Completed applications should be mailed to:
ACOS Awards Committee
1680 Duke Street Suite #500
Alexandria, VA 22314
You may also fax your completed application to (703) 684-3280.