AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship
The AANS is committed to increasing its involvement in international neurosurgery, with particular interest in furthering educational opportunities in countries with limited access. One meaningful offering is the AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship. The AANS funds two observational fellowships per fiscal year to provide meaningful educational experiences in North America to international neurosurgeons who will practice and/or teach neurosurgery in their home countries.
Two fellowship recipients will receive:
- $2,000/month stipend for up to three months ($6,000 maximum); and
- Reimbursement for one round trip coach airfare to fellowship location.
If the fellowship visit coincides with the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, meeting attendance will also be provided. This includes:
- Travel from their fellowship location to the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting;
- Complimentary hotel room;
- A spending stipend for the meeting; and
- A general registration fee for the meeting.
The applicant must be a neurosurgeon or neurosurgeon-in-training from a developing country as World Bank designated country.. He/she should be on staff at a local hospital (and preferably medical school) involved in neurosurgical patient care and neurosurgical education.
The application period for the 2019 International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship is now closed. The call for applications for the 2020 fellowship will go out in April of 2019.
The AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship has allowed surgeons from more than a dozen different countries to participate in observational fellowships in North America. View a list of past fellows below.
To contact the AANS about this fellowship:
Attn: AANS International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852, U.S.A.
If you have questions about applying to the International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship, please contact Karen Yoshikawa at firstname.lastname@example.org, 847.378.0554 or toll-free at 888.566.2267 x554.