To submit your application for the 2021 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:

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Evaluation Criteria

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:


2021 ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Application (2020)

  • Application:

  • GI Program Director:

  • Point Person/ Contact:

  • Administrative Assitant/ GI Fellowship Coordinator

  • Program Details:

  • Please list three dates in 2021 and provide at least four months lead time.
  • Identify at least three (must be ACG members); there is no guarantee that we can fulfill the exact request, given limitations of schedules and travel requirements.
    Check as many as applicable
  • Detail how you plan to advertise the “ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program” and to recruit participants.
  • How will hosting a Visiting Professor enhance the educational experience of your fellows and faculty?
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Attach your letter addressed to the ACG Institute Director