Scholarships for physicians in developing countries

220515The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) has announced Scholarships for Physicians in Developing Countries to attend next years’ AAHPM and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Annual Assembly in the US. The Developing Countries Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in developing countries by helping them attend the AAHPM and HPNA Annual Assembly.

This scholarship program provides financial support (up to $5,000) to physicians to help them access the latest clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field.


Scholarships are available to physicians who care for seriously ill patients and permanently reside and practice in a developing country. It is our hope that the scholarship recipients will share the knowledge gleaned 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. Free online 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.


Applications for the are now open till August 3, 2015. If you are having trouble with the applications link, access the Word application.

Scholarship recipients will be asked to participate in a discussion forum during the Annual Assembly to share the practice of hospice and palliative medicine in their country and will also be required to submit a written report describing how their attendance at the Annual Assembly benefited their work. Scholarship recipients will be required to secure their own visa. Applicants will receive notification from AAHPM confirming their application has been received… read more

Contact Jen Bose at +01 847 375 3688 or with any questions.

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Published on: 5 June, 2015 | Last modified: 5 June, 2015