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Sunday, August 25, 2013

American Association of Plastic Surgeons John D. Constable Traveling Fellowship Award

For the seventh consecutive year, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons is pleased to announce the John D. Constable International Traveling Fellowship in Plastic Surgery. True to its original mission, the award provides a unique opportunity for an international plastic surgeon to study and train with AAPS members and leaders in American plastic surgery.
Over the past six years, plastic surgeons from Iraq, China, Egypt, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Albania have been selected as recipients and have benefited from this exceptional experience. In their final reports, they have all expressed a profound gratitude for the knowledge and experience gained and the sense that the experience has indeed, changed the course of their lives and careers. They have returned to their respective countries with an enhanced ability to treat patients and train their colleagues.
The fellowship invites an international plastic surgeon to America under the auspices of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. The goal is to improve the fellow’s understanding of American plastic surgery and to promote good will and academic interchange among the international and American surgical communities. The chosen fellow will be in the United States as an observer for a period of 6-12 weeks under the sponsorship of members of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
The Association is proud to have established an endowment supporting an international plastic surgery fellowship in honor of Dr. Constable, who has made significant contributions to plastic surgery education in India, Egypt, Vietnam and Newfoundland.
Candidates must be fully trained in their respective country in plastic surgery and a member in good standing of their national society. They must be able to communicate well in both written and spoken English and must be sponsored by two members of their national society where appropriate.
All candidates will be required to submit:
  1. A letter from the candidate describing their proposed program and academic/educational interests
  2. A Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two letters of recommendation from surgeons in the candidate’s national society
Institutions interested in hosting a Constable International Traveling Fellow will be required to submit:
  1. A planned curriculum for the visiting fellow
  2. Availability of personal support (housing/food) during the visit
One fellowship in the amount of $7,500 per year will be awarded. The funds provided are intended to cover the international and national transportation obligations for a successful fellowship. The Chair of the Constable Committee will make notification of acceptance of the fellowship to the applicant and to the host institutions. Applications should be submitted no later than January 31, 2014.
The recipient will be required to provide a written report at the conclusion of the fellowship that will be submitted to the Board of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. The content of this report will not only outline the details of the learning process and content but also suggestions to the committee as to how to better the educational and social opportunity for the future fellows.

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