The International Physician Scholarship Fund of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 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.
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:
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 to email@example.com
All documents must 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.