For a third year the Cleveland Clinic have announced their Smith Surgical Scholarships. These scholarships are designed to allow residents in training and colorectal fellows throughout the world, and practicing surgeons in developing countries, to attend the annual International Colorectal Disease Symposium at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, Israel from 25-28 February 2020.

A maximum of $3,000 will be made available as reimbursement for registration fee, travel, accommodation, ground transfers, and meals.

Applicants must submit:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Trainee/fellow: letter of recommendation from residency or fellowship programme director
  • Practicing surgeon in a developing country: Letter of recommendation from department chair; statement (not to exceed one page) explaining the reason for wanting to be awarded a Smith Surgical Scholarship, as well as a practice description and explanation of how participating in the programme will improve your practice and the care of your patients.

Scholarship applications should be sent to email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are due by 30 November 2019. Decisions will be rendered by 15 December 2019.

Scholarship award announcements, and the payment process for the Scholars, will be made by Cleveland Clinic institute.

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