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2022 Foundation of the AAGL: John F. Steege Mentorship Award Application

The John F. Steege Mentorship Award established in 2016, recognizes outstanding AAGL members who have provided at least ten years of support and mentorship to future generations of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons. Dr. Steege famously created one of the AAGL’s earliest Fellowships with the objective of training academicians. Many of his original fellows have remained in academic positions with several going on to establish their own fellowship programs. This award honors that tradition of mentorship and is supported by an educational grant from CooperSurgical.

This prestigious award recognizes mentors who have provided ten or more years of support and mentorship to future generations of MIG surgeons. Self-nominations are acceptable and should include a letter of reference. 

An FAAGL designated committee will review the applications and select a winner.  The winner chosen will receive recognition at the annual AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology and a commemorative plaque. Award recognition and scholarships will be determined annually by the FAAGL Board of Directors.

Award Eligibility:

The nominee must demonstrate significant contributions as a mentor to others and meet the following requirements:
  • Provided ten plus years of support and mentorship to future generations of MIG surgeons.
  • Must be a member of the AAGL, Practicing Physician or Retired Physician
  • AAGL and FAAGL Board Members are not eligible for nomination during their active status on the board.
  • If selected, the winner must attend AAGL’s 51st Global Congress to accept the award in-person in Aurora, Colorado, USA.

Applications are due by 12:00pm PST, on Friday, July 29, 2022. 

* = Required Field
1. Contact Information of Nominee (Mentor):
2. Has this nominee provided ten years or more of mentorship?  *This question is required.
3. This nominee is a:  *This question is required.
6. Provide the name of three other people who have benefited from the nominee's mentorship:
7. Please upload the CV of the mentor you are nominating.
8. If you are self-nominating, please upload a letter of reference. 
9. Please provide your contact information (name of the person completing application): *This question is required.
10. Do you agree to have your name and comments shared with the mentor you are nominating?