The Selwyn Vickers Visiting Professorship


Description/Purpose: To provide an opportunity for SBAS members (45 years or younger) to serve as a visiting Grand Rounds professor for the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This visiting professorship will promote the careers of young SBAS members and recognize the academic excellence and commitment to diversity of both Dr. Vickers and the UAB Department of Surgery. Ground Rounds will be on Tuesday at 7:15am.  The awardee will fly in on Monday evening for dinner and will meet with Dr. Vickers and other UAB faculty and residents prior to returning home on Tuesday afternoon.

Eligibility Criteria: The awardee must be an active member of SBAS, be 45 years old or younger at the time of the application submission, and be on a tenured track in a Department of Surgery

Application Process: The applicant must submit an updated CV, a statement of interest of 300 words or less, and a letter of recommendation from their Department Chair to the SBAS central office @

Selection process: Applications will be scored by the SBAS Executive Council (President, President elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member at large.) Scores will be tabulated by the central office and discussed via conference call to confirm selection.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Colin Martin directly at


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