• International Fellows

  • To qualify, the following must be met:

    • Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) or equivalent
    • Successful completion of an ACS Committee on Trauma ATLS Course
    • Attendance at an AAST Annual Meeting either prior to applying or the year after voted into membership
    • Sponsorship by an AAST member, and one letter of recommendation by a doctor in the field of Acute Care Surgery

    Membership applications will be assessed for leadership in relevant professional organizations, research productivity, educational involvement, and service to the community. Successful applicants may demonstrate commitment in any of the components of Acute Care surgery. Examples of this commitment are noted below.


    • Demonstration of leadership positions including committee chairs of international organizations, local or regional leadership in the trauma system or quality improvement activities in your local, regional or country, leadership in the hospital or university


    • Publications in peer reviewed journals of scholarly work
    • Grant funding to support research activities
    • Participation in Multi-institutional trials


    • Engaged in teaching courses relevant to Acute Care Surgery
    • Program Director for surgical fellowships
    • Local, Regional, and National presentations
    • Participation in Best practice guideline development


    • Military service, active or reserves
    • Stop the Bleed or Injury prevention activities in the community
    • Relevant Institutional committee participation
    • Committee participation in national organizations


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