Oriens Award

Fellows and Residents are invited to  for Careers in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  Applicants must currently be in Fellowship or Residency (not to be completed before June 2016) to be eligible to apply.  All applicants must submit a personal statement (one page maximum) on "This is why I want a career in trauma and acute care surgery".  One Fellow and one Resident award winner will be named. 

Essays must be anonymous. Information that identifies the author is not allowed. Do not include your name in the essay document (headers and footers included). Please do not use your name as the file name for your essay document.

Applications are now clsoed. The application deadline was October 31, 2015.  The 2016 Oriens Essay Award will be supported by the EAST Foundation through an unrestricted grant from the Polk Family Charitable Fund. 

Dr. Donald Jenkins will be the 2016 EAST Oriens Keynote speaker.

One Fellow and One Resident award winner will be named. Each will receive: 
* Complimentary registration to the 29th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly
* Up to $1500 reimbursement for lodging and travel related expenses to the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly (restrictions apply).
* The Fellow and Resident winners will be invited to give an oral presentation of his/her winning essay at the 2016 EAST Oriens Award Session held during the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly

Past Award Recipients & Keynote Speakers


Award Recipient

Keynote Speaker

Albert Chi, MD
View winning essay

L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS

2011 Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH
View winning essay
David V. Feliciano, MD, FACS
2012 Jason J. Schrager, MD, FACS
View winning essay
Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS
2013 Charity Evans, MD
View winning essay
C. William Schwab, MD, FACS
2014 Fellow Winner

Roseanna Guzman-Curtis, MD, MPH

View Winning Essay

Grace S. Rozycki, MD, MBA, FACS

View Kenote Address

2014 Resident Winner

Joshua G. Corsa, MD, NREMT-P

View Winning Essay

Grace S. Rozycki, MD, MBA, FACS

View Keynote Address

2015 Fellow Winner

Gerard A. Baltazar, DO
View Winning Essay

Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS

2015 Resident Winner

T. Shane Hester, DO
View Winning Essay

Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS

Please direct any questions to the EAST Administrative Offices at 312-202-5508 or by email at managementoffice@east.org


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