January 1, 2011

The NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship Program for USA-Licensed Physicians

NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship Program

Course(s) Offered: Clinical Medicine
Course Level: Medical Fellowship
Provider: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The National Hemophilia Foundation-Baxter Clinical Fellowship Program, funded through the generous support of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, is intended to increase the number of skilled clinicians committed to providing comprehensive care for individuals with bleeding and clotting disorders.

Baxter has continued to support this program since its inception in 2003, providing NHF with the ability to select two new clinical fellows each year.

Eligibility
Selections are made by an independent peer review panel.

Applications are two-tiered process:
a). Step One: Institutional Application – This application is intended for the medical director(s) and other senior faculty members/administrators affiliated with U.S. hemophilia and thrombophilia treatment centers not yet approved to participate in the NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship Program.

Only authorized institutions may subsequently nominate and train NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellows.

If approved, authorization is granted for a period of five years. Approved institutions must submit a re-application every five years, subject to review and approval, in order to continue their participation in the NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellows Program.

b). Step Two: Candidate Application - This application is intended for the medical director(s) and other senior faculty members/administrators from approved U.S. hemophilia and thrombophilia treatment centers to nominate qualified candidates as NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellows.

From among these candidates, two NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellows are selected each year and awarded up to $100,000 per year, for up to two years.

Eligible groups
Citizens of any country (who are duly licensed in the USA)

Participating Institutions
All accredited and highly-qualified hemophilia and thrombophilia treatment centers located throughout the United States

Fields of study
Clinical skills in hemophilia and other bleeding or clotting disorders

Number of awards
With Baxter's support, NHF selects two new clinical fellows each year for this program.

The NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship program has provided support to 26 physicians to date.

Sponsorship duration
A maximum period of two years

Scholarship benefits
The program is designed to provide hands-on clinical training to licensed physicians not to mention prepare them for academic careers in bleeding and clotting disorders research. Mentored training takes place at highly-qualified hemophilia and thrombophilia treatment centers located throughout the United States.

Funding is provided to cover costs associated with training promising physicians who show interest in devoting their careers to the care of patients with hemophilia and other bleeding or clotting disorders.

Award recipients are able to receive up to $200,000 for the maximum period allowed.

Method of Application
Individual nominations for the NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship can only be made by institutions that have already applied and received approval (or are in the process of applying) to participate in the program.

Applying to the NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship Program is a two-tiered process: Institutional Application and Candidate Application.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for more detailed instructions and eligibility requirements on both applications.

DEADLINES:
Institutional Application Deadline: March 17, 2014
Candidate Application: March 17, 2014
Award Start Date: July 1, 2014

PLEASE NOTE:
In the field of rare disorders, hemophilia has long been touted as a model for medical care delivery since the majority of patients benefit from treatment in comprehensive care centers. However, this highly specialized care system has become increasingly fragile as a generation of HTC physicians either retire or choose to leave the field.

One proposed solution for meeting these patients’ needs is to support the training of physicians who are skilled in the treatment of both conditions at specially-designated care centers. NHF and Baxter firmly believe that this solution offers the means to further increase the number of quality treatment centers, the number of providers attracted to this field and also spur institutional support.

Application Deadlines: 17 March 2014
Open to International Applicants: Yes(ONLY if licensed in USA)

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