Gillingham Pan-American Fellowship Program

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Gillingham Pan-American Fellowship Program

Two six-month fellowships in the amount of $10,000 each are offered to qualified Latin American candidates. The applicant should be a general ophthalmologist, no more than 2 to 3 years out of his / her residency program, and from Mexico, Central, or South America.

The applicant must have applied to an accredited fellowship program in the United States or Canada; confirmation of acceptance into the program must be received by the PAAO / PAOF by 1st February. Failure to confirm acceptance into a training program will result in disqualification of an
application. The PAAO will not place applicants in institutions.

Membership Requirement

Make sure you have verified your membership status with the PAAO Administrative Office. All applicants must be an Active Member ( $200 ) or a Member-in-Training ( $0 first year, $25 second year, $50 third-fifth year membership ) of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology ( PAAO ) at the time of application.

Application Materials

Application materials should be submitted to https://www.hightail.com/u/PAAO-PAOF, with “Gillingham application” in the subject line. Acceptable file types are *.doc, *.pdf, *.jpg, *.xls, *.ppt.

  • Complete application form
  • Curriculum Vitae ( CV )
  • Letter of interest
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of the letter of application to an accredited training program
  • Confirmation of acceptance by an accredited training program ( due by February 1 )

Application Eligibility for Gillingham Pan-American Fellowship

The applicant should be a general ophthalmologist, no more than 2 to 3 years out of his / her residency program, and from Mexico, Central, or South America. The applicant must have applied to an accredited fellowship program in the United States or Canada; confirmation of acceptance into the program must be included with the application form. Failure to confirm acceptance into a training program will result in disqualification of an application. The PAAO will not place applicants in institution.

Employees of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology ( PAAO ), Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation ( PAOF ), members of the PAAO Executive Committee, members of the PAOF Board of Directors, their immediate family members and members of the same household, whether related or not, are not eligible to apply for scholarship / fellowship funding. All scholarships are subject to federal laws and regulations and are void where prohibited by law or regulation. Applicants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by decisions of the Review Committee which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the scholarship / fellowship. The PAAO & PAOF reserve the right to disqualify any applicant that they determine, in their sole discretion, to be ineligible to participate in the scholarship / fellowship program. Individuals who have previously received scholarship / fellowship funding are ineligible to apply for additional scholarships / fellowships / funding.

Deadline for  Gillingham Pan-American Fellowship Application

The applicant should be a general ophthalmologist, no more than 2 to 3 years out of residency, from Mexico, Central, South America or the Caribbean. The receipt deadline for applications to the 2017 Gillingham PanAmerican Fellowship Program is 1st October, 2016. The PAOF Fellowships Committee will review all applications at its business meeting in October / November.

The applicant must have applied to an accredited fellowship program in the United States or Canada and include a copy of his / her application letter with this Gillingham application. Confirmation of acceptance into the program must be received by PAAO / PAOF by 1st February. Failure to confirm acceptance into a training program will result in disqualification of an application. Please note that deadlines will be strictly enforced.

Contact Details

Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation
1301 South Bowen Road,
Suite 365, Arlington, Texas 76013 USA
Telephone : (817) 275-7553
Fax : (817) 275-3961
Email :  info@paao.org

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.