ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program

Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2016

The ACG Institute is proud to provide: The ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program—A Resource for Noted National Speakers on Clinical GI.

GI Training programs have areas of need that are covered in a variety of ways, with outside speakers and guests to help fill those gaps.

Now you can have the American College of Gastroenterology come to you, and have a well-known national expert visit your institution to spend time with your fellows, educate colleagues and visit with young faculty for mentoring at no cost to you. You make the choice of speakers. Please see the link below for materials describing this unique opportunity.

We hope that you take advantage of this program to enhance the education of your fellows, faculty and community colleagues.

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG
ACG Institute Director

Click here to submit your application for the ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program.

To Apply:

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 23, 2016.  Complete the application form and upload a one-page letter of interest addressed to Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, ACG Institute Director.

Evaluation Criteria:

The ACG Institute aims to support eight Visiting Professors in 2016–2017. To choose these recipients, the Institute will assess the degree to which the proposed visit meets the objectives and goals of the ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship program. Applications from North American GI Training programs will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • The degree to which the training program documents and demonstrates an unmet need for the visit in their training program.
  • The extent to which the proposed speaker(s) fulfill this unmet need.
  • The commitment of the training program to promote the event locally. In particular, we expect the recipient institution to coordinate events in such as a way as to include community GI practitioners, whether through a local gut club event or by inviting them to the GI grand rounds.

The ACG Institute aims to support visits to a diverse group of programs, with respect to program size, areas of faculty expertise, and geographic dispersion. We also seek to provide experts in a variety of disciplines in clinical gastroenterology. Our goal is to provide not only world class education, but also an intimate atmosphere for informal mentoring and role modeling. By bringing motivated trainees together with successful academic clinicians, we hope to encourage the development of the next generation of leaders in gastroenterology.