Scholarship for African Women Surgical Trainees, 2023.


According to recent statistics, there are barely 0.5 surgeons for every 100,000 individuals. Despite making up more than half of the population, women only make approximately 7% of the surgical workforce.

To help address this problem, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) have developed a scholarship program to support women in surgical residency, help them complete their training, and encourage other women in medicine to consider surgery as a profession.


Application Deadline: 15th February 2023


Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa

Type: Training & Fellowship


Number of Awards: The number of awards will depend on quality of applications and available funds


Value of Award:

  • The usage of this award is to register into the fellowship program.
  • Each scholarship is worth $500.


  • Applicants must be junior female surgical trainees enrolling in the COSECSA surgical fellowship program.
  • Applicants must be Sub-Saharan African

How to Apply: Applicants should include a personal statement indicating future goals, a current curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from their surgical training program director.


Completed applications should be sent to the COSECSA Scholarship Committee at Scholarship Reference Number to select on the application portal is ACS-COSECSA/2023/T1




Scholarship for African Women Surgical Trainees, 2023.
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