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
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- Prepare your Cirriculum Vitae (CV) - 2 page limit
- Prepare a one-page letter of recommendation and support from your supervisor or person of authority in your organization on your organization's letterhead
- Complete the application in one of two ways:
All documents for 2018 are to be received by August 6 at 11:59am CST (US Central Standard Time).
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.
Congratulations to these individuals who were awarded a scholarship to the 2018 Annual Assembly. We are very excited that you joined us!
Cristina Bueno Terzi Coelho, Brazil
Pornpun Sriporsawan, Thailand
Mohammad Shahinur Kabir, Bangladesh
Linda Marisol Bustamante, Guatemala
Shiv Pratap Singh Rana, India
Innocent Chidiebere Ugwu, Nigeria
Farah Binti Khalid, Malaysia
Iqbal Bahar, India
Jelena Dimitrijevic, Serbia
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