• AAST-SBAS Visiting Professorship

    Cherisse Berry, M.D., AAST Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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    One of the objectives of the AAST Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is to provide career development opportunities for surgeon scholars and leaders from diverse backgrounds.  As one of our initiatives, along with the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS), we are co-sponsoring an AAST-SBAS visiting professorship.  This professorship will provide an active member of AAST and SBAS at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor who is within 15 years of their faculty appointment the opportunity to serve as a Visiting Professor for the Department of Surgery at a host institution. 

    The host institution will sponsor the visiting professor visit over a 2-day period and provide opportunities for the visiting professor to not only to give Grand Rounds, but provide other opportunities for mentorship and involvement with students, residents, and faculty.

    In addition to visiting the host institution, the awardee will attend both the AAST and SBAS Scientific Meetings and provide reports to both organizations.


    The awardee must be an active member in good standing with AAST (Associate or Fellow) and SBAS and be an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Surgery within 15 years of their faculty appointment.

    Requirements for application:

    1. Letter of interest with summary of past participation and involvement in AAST and SBAS
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Letter of recommendation from their Department Chair
    4. Provide a one-page summary of area of expertise and examples of power point “grand rounds type” presentations previously delivered


    Application Process:

    The applicant must submit all of the above required materials in one PDF to aast@aast.org


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