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Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor Program: Call for Host Institution
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The Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor Program provides training institutions the opportunity to request top women surgeons as speakers, heightening the visibility of women surgeons and encouraging women medical students to pursue similar careers. The Visiting Professor is sponsored by the AWS Foundation. The 2019 Visiting Professor is Carrie Sims, MD, PHD, Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia. Her lecture topics include: 

  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Mentoring 
  • Novel resuscitative strategies 
  • Urban Violence 

To be considered for the 2019 Host Institution, please complete the following application. 

Preference will be given to those institutions in which women represent a significant minority of the department. Both community and university training programs are encouraged to apply. The Chair of the Department of Surgery or surgery residency Program Director must complete this application. The AWS Foundation (AWSF) will provide a stipend of up to $2500 to cover travel and accommodation expenses for the Visiting Professor. The host institution will be expected to provide an honorarium to the Visiting Professor. 

Call for Hosting Institutions – Deadline: April 19, 2019

Host Site Department of Surgery Responsibilities:

  • Sponsor the program and coordinate a schedule for the two-day visit.
  • Provide opportunities for interaction between the Visiting Professor (VP) and local women surgical faculty, residents, and students. (Options include: reception, breakfast, luncheon, grand rounds and surgery.)
  • With the VP, plan travel and accommodation reservations as well as other details of the visit.
  • Arrange for appropriate privileges and policy compliance if clinical rounds or operative procedures involving the VP are planned.
  • Submit a final report to the AWSF summarizing its experience with this program within 30 days of hosting the AWS VP.
  • Provide the VP an honorarium.