SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship Application
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship 2016
Dr. Ronald L. Katz Fellowship
Dr. Gary Loyd Fellowship
Dr. Jo Davies/Dr. Lena E. Dohlman Fellowship
Dr. Chris and Rebecca Dobson Fellowship
Feintech Family Fellowship
Applications for the 2016 Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) – Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Traveling Fellowship are being accepted as of December 1, 2015. All applications must be received by close of business on January 25, 2016.
Senior anesthesia residents interested in spending 4 weeks teaching at an HVO anesthesia site in a developing country are invited to apply. The successful applicant will be exposed to a wide range of surgical pathologies and anesthetic techniques not commonly seen in the United States. He/she will learn to communicate more effectively with people from different cultures and will be exposed to the realities and constraints of delivering health care in a resource scarce environment. The resident will be challenged to be flexible and creative in problem solving. Fellows will serve as teachers of anesthesia and as role models for the anesthesia students at the site. They will not be expected to take direct responsibility for patient care in the operating room. If the resident choses a site that requires a preceptor, it will be the resident’s responsibility to find an anesthesia Fellow or Attending to fulfill the role.
Successful applicants can only teach at currently available HVO anesthesia sites, which may change between the application date and the date of travel.
The applicant must have completed two years of anesthesia training and be in an ACGME accredited anesthesia residency program at the time of travel overseas. The award will be presented at the annual SEA meeting (June 3-5, 2016) in Baltimore, Maryland. HVO will coordinate plans for the overseas assignment to occur prior to the end of the resident's training. Round trip travel to the site will be funded and a stipend given to help defray living expenses.
Interested applicants should send the following:
- One page letter highlighting previous experience and motivation for seeking fellowship
- Current CV
- Letter of support from the director of the residency program addressing the applicant’s suitability for the fellowship (ability to teach, adapt and be flexible). This letter must confirm the Chairperson's willingness to request ABA credit and to financially support the resident/fellow's trip to attend a significant part of the SEA meeting and to accept the award.