Applications for the Traveling Fellowship will be accepted through the official APPLICATION PORTAL.
The IACA Traveling Fellowship is open to practicing cancer specialists who are interested in mastering specific skills to improve their work at major government or non-profit hospitals in the Indian subcontinent.
- The Fellowship is open to various cancer specialists such as medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists practicing in the Indian subcontinent.
- The candidate must have completed the required post-graduate training in their respective specialty area and be fully employed as a faculty/staff member in an institution of higher education and training for post-graduate physicians and surgeons.
- The Fellowship is a short-term training for further enhancement of specific skills of an individual who has already completed full specialty training available in the Indian subcontinent.
- The duration of the Fellowship is limited to a period of 4-5 weeks. The training is in the form of an observership and is provided by a Mentor in the United States who is interested in sharing his/her area of expertise with visiting Fellows.
- The selection of candidates for the Fellowship is based on their qualifications and commitment to providing quality patient care, especially in underserved areas, and teaching medical students and residents in their home institutions.
All applications will undergo a review process by the Traveling Fellowship selection committee.
The review process will be completed within 6 weeks of the application deadline. Candidates will be notified of their status within 8 weeks of the application deadline. Fellows will be matched with their Mentors on a rolling basis as deemed by the availability of the Mentor and Fellow.
Candidates will be selected based on their individual qualifications, the recommendation letters from their home institutions, and their commitment to gaining valuable training for the purpose of practical utilization. Preference is given to candidates whose institutions champion low cost or free medical services to underserved populations and also provide teaching and training to post-graduate medical, pediatric, or surgical doctors.