COLLEGE SERVICE AWARDS

The ACOS is thrilled to recognize the following members of the 2020 ACOS College Service Awards:

2020-2021 ACOS  Outstanding Service Award - Committee Member:                    JEFFRY JACOBS, D.O., FACOS
2020-2021 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Lecturer:                                          HANIA BEDNARSKI, D.O., FACOS

2020-2021 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Mentor:                                            STEPHEN T. FISHER, D.O., FACOS
2020-2021 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Recruiter:                                         JASON M. SEIBLY, D.O., FACOS
 


Jeffrey L. Jacobs, D.O., FACOS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2020-2021 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Committee Member


Dr. Jacobs serves on the Bylaws Committee. Throughout the course of 2019, Dr. Jacobs was instrumental in updating the bylaws for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Discipline. His persistence in securing feedback from members resulted in bylaws reflective of current issues and interests of the discipline.


Hania B. Bednarski, D.O., FACOS 
General Surgery
2020-2021 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Lecturer

Dr. Bednarsk is recognized this year for her tremendous commitment to consistently delivering outstanding lecturers during the General Surgery In-depth Review (IDR) and the Annual Clinical Assembly (ACA). She is an excellent speaker whose sessions are always rated highly favorable. 


Stephen T. Fisher, D.O., FACOS
General Surgery

2020-2021 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Mentor

Dr. Fisher is the recipient of this year's College Service Award for mentoring. In addition to serving as a mentor at the SOSA Speed Mentoring program during the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Annual Clinical Assembly conferences, Dr. Fisher signed up to mentor students and residents throughout the year by volunteering to participate in the ACOS Mentor Match Program.


Jason M. Siebly, D.O., FACOS
General Surgery

2020-2021 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Recruiter

The ACOS is appreciative of all of our members, from those starting out as medical students, active in SOSA, to our residents, submitting research for awards and publication, to those surgeons who have embraced the ACOS as their home, renewing their commitment to the organization with their membership year after year. Member recruitment is vital to thrive as an organization. We thank and recognize Dr. Siebly for recruiting the highest number of members throughout 2019. His efforts welcomed new members into multiple disciplines within the College.

ABOUT THE ACOS COLLEGE SERVICE AWARDS

The ACOS Membership Committee established the College Service Awards in 2018 to recognize ACOS members who provide outstanding and distinguished service to the College through committee membership, lecturing, mentoring, and recruitment activities. 2019 is the first year the College Service Awards will be awarded. Award recipients will be recognized throughout the year, culminating with a thank you and acknowledgement at the Annual Clinical Assembly. 

The description, criteria and responsible department for each award are as follows:

Committee Member

Description – award presented to an outstanding ACOS member for their contribution to ACOS committee activities and objectives.

Criteria

  1. Participation/attendance score of 75% or higher on the committee(s) served;
  2. Contribution to committee activities and tasks;
  3. Past committee participation/attendance score history.
  4. Additional points given if nominated from an ACOS member/Chair.

Responsible Department –Staff liaisons to ACOS committees.

Lecturer

Description – award presented to an outstanding ACOS member for their contribution to ACOS educational programming (virtual and in-person) through lecturing.

Criteria

  1. Number of lectures given in the eligibility period;
  2. Average score received on speaker evaluations;
  3. Satisfactory submission of all speaker data requirements.
  4. Additional points given if nominated from an ACOS member/Chair.

Responsible Department – Education & Meetings Department.

Mentor

Description – award presented to an outstanding ACOS member for their mentoring activities.

Criteria

  1. Participation in the Mentor Match program;
  2. Participation at the SOSA speed mentoring program;
  3. Average score received from mentees on evaluation forms.
  4. Additional points given if nominated from an ACOS member/Chair.

Responsible Department – Membership Department / SOSA

Recruiter

Description – award presented to an outstanding ACOS member for their efforts in recruiting new members into the College.

Criteria

  1. Highest number of member recruitments in the eligibility period;
  2. Past recruitment history;
  3. Membership application must include the recruiter’s name as being the recruiter/sponsor.
  4. Additional points given if nominated from an ACOS member/Chair.

Responsible Department – Membership Department