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ASA-GHO - Resident Scholar Program

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  • Menor, Christina, MD
| Jan 06, 2020

Christina-Menor-MD-FASAThe ASA-Global Humanitarian Outreach (GHO) committee is an active and dynamic committee with the mission of enhancing, supporting, educating, representing and collaborating for safe anesthesia practice worldwide. In working towards this mission the committee has developed and sponsors the Resident International Scholarship Program that sends CA-3 Anesthesiology residents to a low-resource country for a month. The aim of the program is to engage the residents into the clinical and academic anesthesia programs to more fully understand the realities of anesthesia care around the world. The site for the rotation will be a CURE Hospital OR a GHO-affiliated site. Residents will be able to experience the challenges of delivering safe anesthesia in a low-resource/low-income, underserved area in a developing country. Additionally, residents get the opportunity to participate in the training and education of local anesthesia providers. With appropriate planning, the resident will be eligible to receive ABA credit for this rotation. Covered expenses include travel, lodging, meals, visa, vaccinations and medical insurance. 

The application cycle for the 2020-2021 scholarship program is active and applications are due by January 31, 2021. 

Application requirements:      

  • CA-2 resident at time of application
  • completed pediatric anesthesia rotation
  • CA-3 resident at time of the rotation
  • Resident in good standing in a U.S. anesthesiology residency training program
  • Application includes letter of motivation, letter of support from program director, CV, and one additional letter of recommendation
  • First available month for rotation is approximately September 2020, with start dates and CA-3 resident at time of the rotation dates flexible based on needs of home institution
  • DUE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2020. 

Send application materials and questions to: 

Elizabeth T. Drum, M.D., FAAP, FCPP, FASA

Associate Chief for Clinical Operations, General Anesthesia Division

Medical Director, Radiology Anesthesia Sedation Services 

Medical Director, Anesthesiology Global Health Initiatives

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

U.S. Program Director for Scholarship program

drumet@temple.edu

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