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  American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Charitable Foundation 2016 Global Scholars Program

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Completed application and all supporting documents must be received no later than April 15, 2016

  1. Candidates should be a young practicing physician (under 40 years of age). 
  2. All candidates must submit a personal statement (up to 500 words) addressing the following:
    1. Describe current and past anesthesiology practice and experience and any leadership or teaching role in the specialty
    2. Discuss how this scholarship will improve the care of patients in your institution, country or region
    3. Describe briefly English language training and skills (courses, travel, practicum, English language examinations)
    4. Career goals
  3. All candidates must provide two confidential letters of reference from senior individuals to describe how you will benefit from the scholarship and fulfill the goals of the program. These may be sent directly to ASA. 
  4. All candidates must submit a Curriculum Vitae or resume 
  5. All scholars are required to attend the Sunday Evening Charity Event on Sunday, October 23 where the Global Scholars program and participants will be introduced. All scholars will also make themselves available for a scheduled discussion session at the ASA Charitable Foundation booth in the Exhibit Hall. 
  6. All scholars are expected to give a poster presentation in the Medically Challenging Cases session during the Annual Meeting. A title and outline for a 15 minute poster presentation on a current issue or challenging case in your anesthesia practice should be submitted by June 1, 2016. 
  7. If the Global Scholar also attends an anesthesia subspecialty meeting on Friday, October 21, 2016 and participates in an observership at a university teaching hospital, the visit will require a minimum of 10 days time commitment. The head of your department must submit written confirmation of your availability for this period of time. 
  8. Travel documents: ASA will provide a letter indicating that you have received a scholarship for this program. This can be used to support a visa application. You must be able to secure all necessary passports and visas for travel to the US. You will be responsible for any passport and visa fees. 
  9. Scholars will be expected to submit a written report describing their experience within 15 days of the conclusion of the ASA Annual meeting. 
  10. Travel support will be available to a maximum of US$5000. Air and lodging arrangements must be made through the ASA designated travel bureau. 


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