International Physician Scholarship
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 (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. 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.
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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.
How to Apply
Applications for the 2020 International Physician Scholarship are now open. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2019.
You can complete the application one of two ways:
- Complete the online application
- Download and email the paper application to
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 by December 1, 2019.
Congratulations to these individuals who were awarded a scholarship to the 2019 Annual Assembly. We are very excited that you joined us!
Natalia Carafizi - Moldova
Mohammed Yunis Khilji - India
Muhammad Atif Waqar - Pakistan
Kayode Oluseun Olafimihan - Nigeria
Zohora Jameela Khan - Bangladesh
Sunilkumar Mupliyath Madhavan - India
Spandana Rayala - India
Sayed Karar Ali - Kenya
Martin Ignacio Mindeguia - Argentina
Support the International Physician Scholarship Fund
You can help support scholarships for our international members to attend future Annual Assemblies by making a donation to the International Physician Scholarship Fund. Help us grow this program and support hospice and palliative medicine across the globe.
AAHPM qualifies for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a not-for-profit corporation. Donors are encouraged to consult their tax advisors for information about the deductibility of these donations.
Read What Past Recipients Have to Say
"Attending the sessions and exchanging experiences with people in the same field from different parts of the world has widened my perspective of palliative care, especially in palliative care research and service provision. I return to Malaysia with a renewed sense of vigor, eager to apply all that I have learned from the Assembly to my current practice."
—Farah Khalid, MBBS, 2018 scholarship recipient
"I feel privileged and grateful for the precious opportunity to attend the Assembly on the travel scholarship. The learning experience was encouraging and stimulating. I will translate the knowledge learned into my role. Meeting other providers has also helped put our efforts in Malaysia into perspective. Thanks very much!"
—Lee Ai Chong, MBBS, 2017 scholarship recipient