Farma Awarded Traveling Fellowship

farmaSurgical oncologist Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, was invited last fall to Germany as the 2014 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Traveling Fellow. The fellowship provided Farma with a better understanding of German surgical training and education and the country’s national health care system, specifically multidisciplinary cancer care and clinical trial procedures.

Farma visited six medical centers and attended the 131st Congress of the German Society for Surgery (GSS) in Berlin, where he presented in the session, “Changing the Treatment Paradigm for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer.” During the Congress, he also talked about his experience as an ACS scholar and participated in a roundtable discussion on building relationships between GSS and ACS, an activity Farma plans to continue at Fox Chase.