5 Scholarships offered to clinicians from low and middle income countries for EPEC Training in October

EPEC-Pediatrics (Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care) is offering five competitive scholarships to clinicians from low to moderate income countries currently working in the field of pediatric palliative care.

The recipients of this scholarship will be selected based on leadership abilities, commitment to moving the field of palliative care forward, and attending to underserved pediatric populations.  The goal of this scholarship program is to identify medical professionals who are in a position to improve palliative care, including advanced pain and symptom management, for children both in their institution and beyond (region or country). The EPEC-Pediatrics training will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 2 – 4 October and includes attendance at the Professional Development Workshop on 5 October.

Download detailed information on the training here.

This International Scholarship includes:

  • Economy airfare to and from Minneapolis, MN (USA)
  • Five nights hotel accommodations
  • Attendance at both the EPEC-Pediatrics and Professional Development Workshop (PDW) courses

Eligibility criteria:

  • Clinicians from lower to upper-middle income countries (using World Bank economic criteria), who work either exclusively or largely with pediatric palliative care patients
  • Applicants are currently involved in the management of children with serious illness
  • Preference will be given to individuals (e.g. faculty member, affiliated with a medical school, teaching hospital or large children’s hospital) who are interested in assuming or continuing a regional/national leadership role in the field of palliative care
  • Very good command of the English language (we prefer applicants who have undertaken a practicum, rotation, or training in an English-speaking country)
  • Commitment from leadership in pediatric pain and palliative care practice and education within the academic, hospital, or institutional setting

Required application materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal letter outlining the need for this scholarship, including:
    • Current and past pediatric experience
    • Current and past involvement in pediatric pain and palliative care
    • How this scholarship may improve the direct care for children in palliative care in their institution, region, and/or country
    • Commitment to complete all of the EPEC-Pediatric online modules before attending the 2 day EPEC-Pediatrics Face-to-Face conference
    • Description of your language skills
    • Career goals
  • A letter from the Dean, Department Chair, or similar institutional leader indicating a commitment to the applicant and his/her career goals, institutional support for the applicant’s activities in the field of pediatric palliative care.
  • Three letters of recommendation from clinical peer(s) who work with the applicant closely

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2019 – Application process opens
  • April 22, 2019 – All materials due (incomplete applications will not be considered)
  • April 30, 2019 – Final decisions made

To apply:

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Head of Scholarship Review Committee:

Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP
Medical Director
Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care, & Integrative Medicine
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

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