International Scholarship for OHNS Surgical Education 2017
The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery - Outreach Committee is pleased to announce an annual international scholarship focused on surgical education.
This scholarship, up to the amount of $10,000, will provide otolaryngology, head and neck surgeons from developing countries in the Asia Pacific region with the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational opportunities for faculty development and enhancement that will result in acquisition of new knowledge and skills in surgical education and training.
This knowledge and these skills will be useful in improving surgical education and training at the scholar’s home institution and country.
The scholar will participate in hands-on course(s) that address surgical education and training across the continuum of professional development. The focus will be on building knowledge and skills in OHNS surgical practice such as FESS, Head & Neck, temporal bone or any other course approved by ASOHNS, which is relevant to the applicant.
Following the course, the scholar will visit an appropriate hospital, which may also allow exposure to relevant clinical areas.
At the conclusion of the course and visits to suitable institutions, the scholar will send to the Outreach Committee a brief report outlining the outcomes that have been achieved as a result of the scholarship, specifically focusing on achievement of the objectives outlined in their application for the scholarship.
Evidence of support of the scholar’s objectives from the leadership at the home institution must be provided by the applicant and will be used as one of the criteria for selection of the scholar.
The scholarship will support costs of up to $10,000, for travel, per diem in Australia and the cost of courses undertaken. Assistance in reserving accommodation in the course city will also be provided.
Please carefully read the requirements listed below.
All requirements must be fulfilled, and all requested documents provided in a timely manner, in order for an application to be eligible.
Applicants must fill in all fields marked with an asterisk (*). If an applicant has nothing to put into a required field, enter N/A, meaning “Not Applicable.”
Per the published requirements, applicants must also submit three (3) independently prepared letters of recommendation.
In addition, applicants are to write an essay of no more than one page regarding their work setting, including their hospital and the patients they see, as well as their participation in quality improvement activities in this setting.
They are to indicate their career goals, indicating how they plan to transfer their newly acquired learning to their current situation. Recommenders are requested to address the applicant’s educational goals as expressed in their essay.
Application materials are due no later than May 1, 2017, and are accepted via e-mail only. Please send materials to the Outreach Committee via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The scholarship requirements are:
- Applicants must be graduates of schools of medicine.
- Applicants must be at least 30 years old but under 55, on the date that the completed application is filed.
- Applicants must submit their applications from their intended permanent location.
- Applications will be accepted for processing only when the applicants have been in surgical practice and teaching for a minimum of one (1) year following completion of all formal training (including fellowships and scholarships).
- Applicants must submit a fully completed application form provided by the Society on its website. The application and accompanying materials must be typewritten and in English.
- Applicants are responsible for arranging their own travel Visa to enter Australia.
- Applicants must submit independently prepared letters of recommendation from three (3) of their colleagues. One letter must be from the Chair of the Department or division in which the applicant holds an academic or clinical appointment, or a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons residing in their country. If the applicant is the sole ENT surgeon in a small country, the letter can be from other senior persons who the applicant has worked with in their country.
- The International Scholarship for OHNS Surgical Education must be used in the year for which it is designated. It cannot be postponed.
- Awardees are expected to provide a written report upon their return home, specifically focusing on the value of the visit to the awardee and the potential beneficial effect to patients in the country of origin.
- Unsuccessful applicants may reapply only twice and only by completing and submitting a current application form provided by the Society, together with new supporting documentation.
To apply, please download and complete the