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
This scholarship is now closed for 2017. View the application requirements and consider applying in summer 2018.
- 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:
- Complete the online application OR
- Download the application and submit the application, CV, and letter of recommendation.
All documents for 2017 were to be received by August 21 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 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
"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 in Malaysia. Meeting other providers has also helped put our efforts in Malaysia into perspective. Thanks very much!"
—Lee Ai Chong, MBBS
"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