2021 / 2022 ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars
ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program—Elevating Great Doctors into Great Leaders
The goal of the program is to provide young physicians with a comprehensive skill set that will serve as a foundation for the development of leadership and physician advocacy skills, with a focus on building aptitude in executive decision-making, critical thinking, and understanding organizational behavior. By bringing motivated young physicians together for interactive discussions and a day of advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill, we hope to encourage the development of the next generation of leaders in gastroenterology.
- NEW! Open to applicants 1-5 years out of fellowship (completed a fellowship program between 2017 and 2021)
- In-Person Leadership Course: Friday, October 21, 2022 in Charlotte, NC
- Advocacy Day Fly-In: late March or April 2023 – exact dates to be confirmed soon
- Leadership Assessment and Leadership Model Development Pre-Work and Virtual Check-Ins
Planned Fly-in activities:
- Arrive in Washington, D.C. to participate in full day of policy advocacy on Capitol Hill (late March or April 2023 – exact dates to be confirmed soon)
- Participate in ACG Governors’ meeting.
Applicants will need to submit their curriculum vitae, complete the online application and provide a letter of recommendation. There is no registration fee for the program – it is by invitation only. Application Portal Closes June 3, 2022**
Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria:
To choose the participants, the Institute will assess the degree to which an applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program. Applicants who are ACG members in good standing, are currently practicing within the United States, and are 1 – 5 years out of fellowship (completed a fellowship program between 2017 and 2021) will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Strong statements of background experience and skills development that demonstrate a strong interest in Leadership training and Public Policy
- A strong letter of nomination from a person (active ACG member preferred) who has direct knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications and leadership potential and who meets one or more of the following criteria:
- GI Program Director, Chief of GI, Division Director, or equivalent position
- Senior partner, equity partner, or owner in a private practice setting
- ACG Governor
- Is a fellow of ACG – FACG, MACG
- Commitment of the applicant to travel to Washington, DC and attend the Governors’ Fly-in late March or April 2023 (travel coordinated by ACG)
The ACG Institute seeks a diverse applicant pool from which to select a diverse cohort of participants with respect to several factors that include practice type, race and ethnicity, gender identity, and geographic location.