Doctors and Palliative Care Physicians AAHPM Scholarships for Developing Countries 2017 – USA

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Last updated on June 20th, 2017 at 09:26 pm

The American Academy Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (AAHPM) is pleased to announce the availability of the International Physician Scholarship Fund created  to provide access to quality education for physicians who are resident in developing countries to attend The yearly Assembly in Phoenix, AZ. This scholarship program is focused on providing financial support (up to $5,000) to physicians to learn the most recent  clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field.Applicants are also advised to see the eligibility criteria as stated and ensure that they are all met.

Application Deadline: 21st August, 2017 11:59am CST (US Central Standard Time).

Notification of awards: November 2017

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Low and middle income countries (as defined by World Bank)

To be Taken At (Country): Arizona, USA

About the Award: This scholarship program provides financial support (up to $5,000) to physicians to help them access 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 (airfare, cab fare, meals), and lodging.

Type: Short Courses/Training

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. 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. Preference will be given to applicants who are

  • members of the 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.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: This scholarship program will provide financial support (up to $5,000) to physicians to cover ordinary costs associated with meeting registration, travel-related expenses (air fare, cab fare, meals), and lodging.

How to Apply: 

  1. Prepare your Cirriculum Vitae (CV) – 2 page limit
  2. Prepare a one-page letter of recommendation and support from your supervisor or person of authority in your organization on your organization’s letterhead
  3. Complete the application in one of two ways:

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

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Important Note: Scholarship recipients will be asked to participate in a presentation during the Annual Assembly to share the practice of hospice and palliative medicine in their country. In addition, recipients will also be required to submit a written report describing how their attendance at the Annual Assembly benefited their organization.

In addition, scholarship recipients will be required to secure their own US visa.

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