To submit your application for the 2020 ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program, please complete this form, and upload a letter addressed to the ACG Institute Director, Dr. Nicholas J. Shaheen. If you have questions please email: ACGInstitute@gi.org.
Program Details | FAQs
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.
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.