American Academy Scholarships for Physicians from Developing Countries

The Developing Countries Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in developing countries to attend the AAHPM and HPNA Annual Assembly.


Participating Institutions
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), USA
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), USA

Eligible groups
Physicians citizens of developing countries of the world

Fields of study
All fields in Medicine related to Hospice and Palliative care

Number of awards
Not specified, but several awards will be given

EligibilityScholarships are available to physicians who care for seriously ill patients and permanently reside and practice in a developing country.

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, and
•    whose organizations are considered least able to afford this opportunity.

Scholarship benefits
This scholarship program will provide financial support (up to $5,000) to physicians to learn 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 (air fare, cab fare, meals), and lodging.

Method of Application
Submit the completed application along with your uploaded curriculum vitae (limit of 2 pages), and a letter of recommendation or support by the announced deadline date (see ‘DEADLINES’ below).

Once you have started an application you may save your progress by clicking Save and Continue Survey Later at the top of the page. You will be required to enter your email address and click Save.
A unique survey link will be emailed to you. This link must be used to continue your initial application.

DEADLINES:
Application period opens: August 1, 2013
Deadline for applications: September 30, 2013
To apply, click here

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