Developing Countries Scholarship 2018

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Scholarship Application for International Physicians to attend The Annual Assembly
Boston, MA, USA ♦ March 14-17, 2018

The International Physicians 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 in Boston, MA. This scholarship program is intended for physicians who are already providing palliative care as a significant part of their day-to-day work life to learn the latest clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field. It is NOT for physicians who need an introductory palliative care course.
 
This scholarship program will provide financial support (up to $5,000) to scholarship recipients to cover ordinary costs associated with meeting registration, travel-related expenses, including air fare, taxi fare, meals, and lodging.

Eligibility

Scholarships are available to physicians who reside and practice in a low and middle income country and care for seriously ill patients. Preference will be given to applicants who are
  • Members of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine AAHPM (free virtual membership is available to physicians who reside in a developing nation as defined by the World Bank as “lower or middle income” & HINARI list of eligible countries)
  • Have not previously attended the Annual Assembly
  • Are junior in their career with 2-10 years of experience primarily in palliative care., including as a resident or fellow focused on studying palliative care.
  • 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.

Timetable

Deadline for applications: August 21, 2017 at 11:59am CST (US Central Standard Time)
Notification of awards: October 2017

Expectations

Scholarship recipients will be expected to arrive 2-3 days before the start of the Annual Assembly to adjust to the significant time zone differences / jetlag. You will be expected to:

  • Attend the entire conference, and only plan to depart after the end of the conference
  • Participate in an introductory session to welcome all the scholars on the day before the conference begins
  • Meet with a host assigned to you to discuss your conference plan and periodically review how it is contributing to your knowledge and skills
  • Make a 10 minute presentation portraying the state of palliative and hospice care in your region, as well as your personal role in the provision of palliative care
  • Participate in each of the developing country sessions presented by all of the scholarship winners
  • Attend the AAHPM Annual Business meeting to be honored by the AAHPM Members
  • Debrief from the Assembly and plan your next steps to share what you have learned with colleagues once home at a meeting on Saturday
  • Submit a written report with 3 months to AAHPM describing how your attendance at the Annual Assembly benefited your work, and what you have done with your new knowledge and skills to disseminate this information to your colleagues and advance palliative care after returning home
Instructions

Submit the completed application form along with your uploaded curriculum vitae (limit of 2 pages), and at least one-page letter of recommendation and support from your supervisor or person of authority in your organization letterhead by August 7, 2017. If you wish to submit a second letter, you are welcome to. All documents must be in English.

Questions

Contact Allison Lundberg at alundberg@aahpm.org