American AAHPM Scholarships for Palliative Care Physicians and Doctors from Developing Countries

International Physician Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Medicine (hospice, palliative care)
Course Level: Graduate (updates, conference)
Provider: AAHPM
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship description
Each year, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) announces and offers the International Physician Scholarship (formerly, Scholarships for Physicians in Developing Countries) for Developing countries.

The International Physician Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in low and middle income countries (as defined by World Bank) to attend and participate in the Annual Assembly. This scholarship program provides financial support to scholarship recipients to cover ordinary costs of attending the Annual Assembly.

At the Annual Assembly, scholarship recipients will gain access to the latest clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field. It is our hope that the scholarship recipients will share the knowledge attained from the Annual Assembly to improve the palliative care offerings in their home country.

Eligibility
Scholarships are available to physicians who work in hospice and palliative medicine and who care for seriously ill patients. Eligible physicians must permanently reside in low and middle income countries as defined by World Bank.

Preference will be given to applicants who are:
  • members of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) - physicians who reside in a low or middle income country as defined by the World Bank & the HINARI list of eligible countries are eligible for a complimentary international membership.
  • have not previously attended the Annual Assembly
  • are junior in their career with 2-10 years of experience primarily in palliative care, including a resident or fellow, focused on studying palliative care, and
  • whose organizations are considered least able to afford this opportunity.
Note: If you have already applied and received the scholarship, you are unable to apply again.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Developing countries (see low and middle income countries as defined by the World Bank)

Participating Institutions
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), USA; [and
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), USA]

Fields of study
All fields in Medicine related to Hospice and Palliative care

Number of awards
Not specified, but several awards will be given

Sponsorship duration
Inquire from provider

Scholarship benefits
This scholarship program provides financial support (up to $5,000) to scholarship recipients to cover ordinary costs associated with attending the Annual Assembly registration and travel-related expenses, including air fare, taxi fare, meals, and lodging. It enables access to learn the latest clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field.

Scholarship recipients will be asked to participate in a discussion forum during the Annual Assembly to share the practice of hospice and palliative medicine in their country and will also be required to submit a written report describing how their attendance at the Annual Assembly benefited their work.

Method of Application
Are you interested in applying for this scholarship program? Then you may apply by filling and submitting a completed application form (complete online here, or download here) along with your curriculum vitae (limit of 2 pages), and a one-page letter of recommendation or support from your supervisor or person of authority in your organization on your organization's letterhead by the announced deadline date below. All documents must be in English.

Once you have started an application you may save your progress by clicking Save and Continue Survey Later at the top of the page. You will be required to enter your email address and click Save. A unique survey link will be emailed to you. This link must be used to continue your initial application.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and to access the application form (click on 'APPLY NOW') so as to start applying for this scholarship.

DEADLINES:
All documents must be received by August 21 at 11:59am CST (US Central Standard Time)

PLEASE NOTE:
Applicants will receive notification from AAHPM confirming their application has been received. Scholarship recipients will be required to secure their own visa.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is a professional organization for physicians specializing in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, headquartered in Chicago, IL. Membership is open to all health care providers committed to improving the care of patients with serious or life-threatening illnesses.

Application Deadline: 21 August 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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