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Surgeon and Therapist International Volunteer Scholarships

The following opportunities are available for AAHS resident, fellow, therapist and surgeon members in 2020!

Submit an application and volunteer your expertise! Funding will be provided to the recipients identified by the selection committee to cover mission expenses.
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Kitipur Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal
First week of March 2020
Available for therapist and surgeon
Volunteers will travel for 10 days which will include at least 6 academic days (2 days of clinic, 1 day of lecture, 3 days of surgery) to educate the local medical team with hands-on training to treat brachial plexus and peripheral nerve issues. Contacts within the Kitipur Hospital will assist in arranging a training/education schedule and local transport while volunteer scholarship recipients will be responsible for securing travel and housing accommodations.

Guayaquil, Ecuador through ReSurge International
April 11-18, 2020
Available for therapist and hand/peripheral nerve surgeon
ReSurge delivers hands-on training to medical professionals in developing-world countries. The goal of the Visiting Educator program is to educate developing-world physicians, nurses and physical therapists in an effort to build local capacity and create long-term, sustainable surgical care. Visiting Educators tailor their programs to fit the needs of our overseas partners, and track partner progress for a full range of reconstructive surgical procedures, as well as for anesthesia, nursing and physical therapy. Visiting Educator Trips are small teams, usually one to four people, with a trip duration of 1 to 1.5 weeks.

Taveuni, Fiji through Loloma Foundation
May 1-10, 2020
Available for therapist and surgeon
A hand surgeon will offer reconstructive surgery to the hand which would include resetting of finger fractures and hand fractures. Fused fingers can be repaired. Chronic infections can be addressed and tendon contractures can be repaired. Each day the team will work at the hospital in the operating theater performing surgeries on pre-screened patients. Five days of surgery and Sundays are at leisure to explore the island. Nurse and therapist volunteers are needed for pre and post op as well as screening and intake processes.

Lusaka, Zambia through SurgiCorps
September 19-26, 2020
Available for therapist
20 to 25 volunteers will travel to Beit Cure facility in Lusaka, Zambia as part of SurgiCrops tenth journey to this location. SurgiCorps deal primarily with hard deformities and burns in Zambia, and then need for therapists is significant.

Kumasi, Ghana through HVO
Flexible dates
Available for therapist and surgeon
Surgeon volunteers work with the plastics department at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to offer hands-on instruction in the operating room and clinic. Therapist volunteers will work with physiotherapists, hand surgeons, residents and fellows to train on current standards of treatment in hand therapy intervention. Training will be a combination of didactic and clinical instruction methods in the clinic.

Taveuni, Fiji through Loloma Foundation
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Taveuni, Fiji through Loloma Foundation
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Taveuni, Fiji through Loloma Foundation
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Taveuni, Fiji through Loloma Foundation
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The application deadline for 2020 mission funding is now closed.