AAHS Member International Volunteer Scholarships
The Hand Surgery Endowment leadership is thrilled to share that after a two year hiatus, its international volunteer scholarship funding program has been reactivated!
The Hand Surgery Endowment has funding available to support AAHS member participation in the following missions. To apply to participate and receive funding to cover your trip, complete the application below. The application will collect basic contact information, professional information, and your interest and qualifications. All Hand Association members are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 24, 2022.
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- Kathmandu, Nepal through ReSurge International | February 17 - 25, 2023
One AAHS surgeon member and one AAHS therapist member will receive funding to serve on the ReSurge Surgical Training Team which will travel to Kathmandu, Napal in early 2023 for a mission focused on hand care and burns. ReSurge is asking all medical volunteers on this team to train their medical counterparts with presentations and hands-on teaching. There will be a virtual meeting approximately a month before the trip for the teams to be introduced and patients to be presented and discussed. About a month after the trip, there will be a virtual meeting to discuss patient outcomes and follow up care. The actual in-person visiting educator portion of the trip is for one week. ReSurge teams will use all local supplies and equipment - the only thing we will be sending is the emergency kit.
- Programs through SurgiCorps International
Zambia | April 15-22, 2023
Zambia | September 16-23, 2023
Guatemala | August 5-12, 2023
Vietnam | October 28 - November 7, 2023
Surgicorps International provides free surgical and medical care to people in need in developing countries. These individuals lack access to the most basic health care including specialty reconstructive surgery for the treatment of cleft lips and palates, severe burn scar deformities, and any number of acquired or congenital defects. In many of these countries, patients must travel by foot for hours — sometimes days — to get medical attention. Children with congenital deformities are often denied access to education, are subject to peer ridicule, and present a social and financial burden on a family already struggling for existence. If selected for funding by the HSE selection committee, an additional application will be required to be submitted through Surgicorps.