Dr Frank Ferris has informed us of a wonderful scholarship opportunity open to physicians from developing countries, offered by The Foundation of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Children’s Institute for Pain and Palliative Care (CIPPC).
Dr Ferris says, “Dr. Friedrichsdorf and his team are very committed to advancing pediatric palliative care in low and moderate resource countries.”
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2011
Scholarships to applicants from developing countries for the Pediatric Pain Master Class, Minneapolis, MN, USA (June 11-17, 2011) plus a one-week clinical practicum (June 6-9, 2011) with the Pain and Palliative Care team. [PDF]
Funded by The Foundation of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the Children’s Institute for Pain and Palliative Care (CIPPC) is offering two competitive scholarships for physicians from developing countries currently working in the field of pediatric pain and/or palliative care.
The recipients of this scholarship will be selected based on leadership abilities, commitment to moving the field of pediatric pain and palliative care forward, and attending to underserved pediatric populations. The goal of this scholarship program is to identify medical professionals who are in a position to improve acute and chronic pain management for children both in their institution and beyond (region or country).
This 2-week International Scholarship includes:
- Airfare to and from Minneapolis/St. Paul
- Hotel accommodation and meals
- 1-week practicum with the Pain & Palliative Care Team at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (June 6-9, 2011)
- 100% course tuition for the Pediatric Pain Master Class, Minneapolis, MN, USA (June 11-17, 2011)
- Ongoing mentorship
- Physicians from a developing country who work either exclusively or largely with pediatric patients
- Applicants are currently involved in the management of children with acute and chronic/complex pain and/or in pediatric palliative care
- Preference will be given to individuals (e.g. faculty member, affiliated with a medical school, teaching hospital or large children’s hospital) who are interested in assuming or continuing a regional/national leadership role in the field of pediatric pain and/or palliative care
- Very good command of the English language (we will prefer applicants to have undertaken a practicum, rotation, or training in an English-speaking country)
- Commitment from leadership in pediatric pain and palliative care practice and education within the academic, hospital or institutional setting