Three Months Full Funded Fellowship Program with the Children's Eye Cancer Foundation

Date limite : 30 sept. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)

Spécialités: Médecine et Santé

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Three Months Full Funded Fellowship Program with the Children's Eye Cancer Foundation

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) offers Three Months Fellowships that will be served at teaching institutes in India or in Iran and is sponsored by the Children's Eye Cancer Foundation. The fellowship opportunity is open to any qualified candidates who are interested in gaining skills and experience in Retinoblastoma diagnosis and therapy. The ICO Three-Month Fellowships help promising young ophthalmologists from low-resource countries to improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology. Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home country and take part in programs to preserve and restore vision.

Fellowship Amount:

The fellowship award is US$6000 (maximum) to help cover living expenses and return travel.  The exact amount is subject to actual student-style living expenses in the host country.

Approximately 4-6 ICO Three-Month Fellowships for Diagnosis and Therapy of Retinoblastoma are awarded each year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Residency training must be completed before applying for the fellowship.
  • The specialist exam in ophthalmology must be successfully passed.
  • The applicant must be under 40 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Applicants are permanently based and work in a low-resource country.
  • The applicant must return to his home country after the training, resume previous positions, and apply the knowledge gained during the fellowship.
  • The applicant must be reasonably fluent in the language of the fellowship training center.
  • The ICO recommends that candidates pass one or more ICO exams. ICO will consider this in the assessment of applications.
  • Applicants from countries with ophthalmologic societies that are Members of the ICO will receive special consideration.

About the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO):

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) represents and serves professional associations of ophthalmologists throughout the world. ICO works with ophthalmologic societies and others to enhance ophthalmic education and improve access to the highest quality eye care in order to preserve and restore vision for the people of the world. The roots of the ICO date back to 1857 when 150 ophthalmologists from 24 countries convened in Brussels for the first World Ophthalmology Congress. Participants in the Congress founded the ICO in 1927 in Scheveningen, Holland.

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