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FSF launches outreach video to educate surgical industry and patients about the benefits of advanced surgical training in minimally advanced techniques.

Foundation for Surgical Fellowships

“The future of the FSF and the fellowships that it funds will be increasingly important. This will be the way that we disseminate the skills into the surgical community to use the newest technology,” said FSF board President Dennis Fowler, M.D.

The Los Angeles based Foundation for Surgical Fellowships (FSF) today announced the launch of an outreach video to help educate the surgical industry and patients about the important role the Foundation plays in the funding of advanced surgical education, and the benefits of having minimal access surgery for the patient. The video is available on the Foundation’s website (http://www.surgicalfellowships.org) and on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/ZjmQiv).

“The future of the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships and the fellowships that it funds will be increasingly important, because this will be the way that we disseminate the skills into the surgical community to use the newest technology,” said FSF board president Dennis Fowler, M.D. The critical lack of industry funding of fellowships and the continued need for advanced surgical training in minimally invasive techniques will require new partnerships with independent benefactors who will support the goal of maintaining the availability of quality postgraduate educational opportunities. The video makes clear in five minutes what minimal access surgery is and why individuals and industry need this treatment to advance for everyone’s health benefit.

Since its founding in 2010, FSF has funded over 533 individual clinical surgical fellowship programs throughout the United States. However, FSF is currently experiencing a temporary reduction in funding due to the economic downturn impacting the medical manufacturing industry. The Foundation is aggressively seeking alternative funding resources to alleviate this situation for future funding cycles. If you would like to make a donation or assist the Foundation with obtaining corporate funding, please contact our Development Manager, Colleen Elkins at 310-424-3332 ext 114 or by email at colleen(at)surgicalfellowships.org.

About FSF

The Foundation for Surgical Fellowships exists to fund high quality fellowships in various areas of surgery, including Bariatric, Bariatric/MIS, Colorectal, HPB, MIS General Surgery and Thoracic. Through a blinded application and review process, the Foundation will identify and distribute funds to qualified organizations based on criteria of excellence. The Foundation for Surgical Fellowships will promote and support the continued availability of postgraduate surgical training opportunities of the highest quality.

For more information contact: Matt Clark, Communications Coordinator of the Foundation at 310-424-3332 or by email at matt(at)surgicalfellowships.org. Visit our website at http://www.surgicalfellowships.org.

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