A Community Practice Surgeon represents a surgeon providing care outside of “tenured”(or “tenure-tracked”) academic medicine. They are trusted leaders of the healthcare team, focusing on the care of their community. A Community Practice Surgeon includes general surgeons and surgical subspecialists. They are located in rural through urban centers, working in hospitals of various sizes and capabilities.
The criteria for this award include:
- A Surgeon who exemplifies excellence in Community Practice Surgery through their local and/or national work.
- Examples of this work includes:
- hospital leadership
- innovation in community practice
- improvement in patient access to care, outreach and education
- commitment to teaching – community, colleagues, staff, patients, and/or trainees
- advocacy and health policy involvement
This is a service award rather than an award for academic achievement. The award includes travel to the annual meeting and 2 nights of accommodations. Nominations may come from any SAGES member.
Nomination Process – The nominator will submit:
- Contact information of the nominee including telephone numbers and email.
- Up to 500 word essay why the award is deserved
- Relevant news stories, web based materials
- Contact information for other references (optional)
The Award is designated for a community surgeon who is a member of SAGES.