Leadership Development Workshop


The application system for the 2014 for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma's (EAST) Leadership Development Workshop Scholarship is now closed.  The application deadline was October 31, 2013

In an effort to recognize young trauma leaders, EAST is seeking members who are interested in becoming future leaders in trauma and acute care surgery.

To aid in the development of these leaders, EAST selects up to five individuals each year to sponsor their course tuition for the three-year Leadership Development Workshop series.  It is anticipated that individuals who apply for this scholarship will commit to participating in the three-year Leadership Development Workshop series.

The 2014 Workshop, A Formula for Success – Leadership, Finances and Career DevelopmentLeadership Skills and Negotiation Strategies, was held during the 27th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm at the Waldorf Astoria Naples located in Naples Florida.

The application process and criteria for the future leaders are described below:

  1. Must be an active member of EAST not more than seven years out of residency or fellowship training.
  2. Must submit a current CV and demonstrate evidence of commitment to the field of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
  3. Must submit a letter of intent relative to their aspirations in the field of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
  4. Must submit a 250-word essay on the role of EAST in developing the leaders of tomorrow.
  5. Must submit a letter of support from either the Trauma Chief or Department Chairman.
  6. All required information (including letters of recommendation) must be received by the deadline.

Applications for this scholarship must be submitted using the online system.  Please contact Christine Eme at the EAST Administrative Offices at managementoffice@east.org or by phone at 312.202.5508 for information on the application process.

The 2012, 2013, and 2014 EAST Leadership Development Workshops were supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Z-Medica established through the EAST Foundation.