Scholarships for Physicians in Developing Countries
The Developing Countries Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in developing countries by helping them attend The Annual Assembly.
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.
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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 and practice in a developing country. 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 developing country as defined by the World Bank as "lower or middle income" & HINARI list of eligible countries are eligible for international memberships.
- have not previously attended the Annual Assembly
- are junior in their career, and
- whose organizations are considered least able to afford this opportunity.
The application cycle is now closed.
Congratulations to the 8 individuals who were awarded a scholarship to the 2017 Annual Assembly. We are very excited that you can join us!
Cornelius Huwa, Africa
Maria Isabel Cuervo Suarez, Colombia
Anuja Damani, India
Seema Mishra, India
Eunice Omoyeni, Nigeria
Rubayat Rahman, Bangladesh
Mohammad Shahinur Kabir, Bangladesh
Lee Ai Chong, Malaysia
Read What Past Recipients Have to Say
"AAHPM 2013 was an amazing conference and I felt honored to meet all leaders in hospice and palliative care in the world. I felt like a seed in a fertile soil because it's not about what it is, it's about what it can become."
—Christian Ntizimira, MD
"I remain eternally grateful to AAHPM for the initiative to reach out to developing countries through a scholarship. We would have great difficulty attending and sharing at such international meetings. The bridges and networks we build are valuable for the progress of professionals, and they open the world up for us who are in the formative stages of a career in palliative care. Offering membership to the AAHPM means that the recipient stays in touch and with the regular updates and newsletters we receive it means we continue to receive and pass along even long after the Assembly itself ends."
—Eddie Mwebesa, MMed MB ChB
The application cycle for 2017 is now closed.
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. Applicants will receive notification from AAHPM confirming their application has been received.