July 21, 2016

American Academy Scholarships for Physicians and Doctors from Developing Countries

Scholarships for Physicians in Developing Countries

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

Scholarship description
The Developing Countries Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in developing countries to attend the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA).

The program primarily enables physicians from developing countries the access to latest clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field.

Scholarships are available to physicians who work in hospice and palliative medicine and who care for seriously ill patients. Eligible physicians must permanently reside and practice in a developing country.

Preference will be given to applicants who are:
  • members of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Free online membership is available to physicians who reside in a developing nation as defined by the World Bank as "lower or middle income" and HINARI list of eligible countries [you may apply to become an AAHPM member here]
  • have not previously attended the Annual Assembly
  • are junior in their career, 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 ALL developing countries of the world

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 will provide financial support (up to $5,000) to physicians to learn the latest clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field.

This scholarship program is intended to facilitate Annual Assembly participation and cover ordinary costs associated with meeting registration, travel-related expenses (air fare, cab fare, meals), and lodging.

Method of Application
Are you interested in applying for this scholarship programs? Then submit the completed application form along with your uploaded curriculum vitae (limit of 2 pages), and a letter of recommendation or support by the announced deadline date (see 'DEADLINES' 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.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 8th of August 2016.

Applicants will receive notification from AAHPM confirming their application has been received.

The scholarship providers hope that the scholarship recipients will share the knowledge gleaned from the Annual Assembly to improve the palliative care offerings in their home country.

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.

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: 8 August 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Instructions and Application

Related: Scholarship Programs in the USA for International Students

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