International Visiting Scholarship Grants program was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. IVS Grant was supported by the generous donations made by the life members of the Millennium Society of the AAOHNSF. Every year IVS Grants are offered by AAOHNSF to developing countries. IVS is open to all who meet eligibility requirements. Following two special awards for year 2018 is available to eligible candidates from India.
1. American Otolarngologists of Indian Heritage (AOIH) International Visiting scholarship Grant: is availale to eligible Otolartngologist - Head & Neck Surgeon who is an Indian citizen residing in India. This IVS is supported by the donations made by the life members of AOIH Inc. and AAOIH to the Millennium Society of AAOHNSF.
2. Dr. Dinesh and Pravina Mehta International Visiting Scholarship Grant: is available to eligible Otolaryngologist - Head & Neck surgeon who is an Indian citizen residing in India. This IVS is supported by generous donation made by Dr. Dinesh and Pravina Mehta to the Millennium Society of AAOHNSF.
Eligible candidates must be below the age of 40 years. They are generally young Otolaryngologist from India who completed post graduate training in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in India and is presently employed as a junior faculty member in a University based Otolaryngology training program in India. Eligible applicants (Two from India) from various Post Graduate Training Centers and Universities in India are accepted by AAOHNSF each year. Eligible applicants are then reviewed by the selection committee of AAOHNSF for IVS Grants. Selected candidates are then officially invited by AAOHNSF to attend the scientific sessions and Instructional courses conducted during the yearly Annual meeting of AAOHNSF. At the completion of their attendance to the Annual meeting, each candidate is awarded the CME certificate and a check of $2000. This Grant includes a weiver for the registration fee for attending the annual AAOHNSF meeting and also one year of trial membership of AAOHNSF. Selected candidates are also scheduled in advance by AAOHNSF to complete their Observership Training for fifteen days at the designated teaching institutions in USA before they return back to their respective institutions in India. The Amount of Grant money they receive do not cover their entire expense of touring and visiting United States.
IVS applicant wishing to apply for IVS Grant for year 2018 is requested to submit the manadatory application form issued by AAOHNSF before the application deadline of May 4, 2018. Application forms can be obtained through AAOHNSF website. Candidates are advised to submit their application early by Decembe 2017 as the processing of the application and securing the VISA to USA to attend meeting will consume considerable time even though we are now in electronic era. To learn more about IVS please email for information at: email@example.com
American Otolarngologists of Indian Hertage (AOIH) Annual dinner meeting is usually scheduled on Monday during the period of annual meeting of AAOHNSF. Next AAOHNSF annual meeting is scheduled in Atlanta, GA, USA from October 7 to 10, 2018. Our AOIH meeting venue is usually in one of the convention center Hotel. International Visiting Scholars from India are cordially invited to attend our AOIH annual dinner meeting on October 8, 2018. They are also welcomed to participate in the scientific discussions and presentations at our annual meeting and are invited to join us in the festivities. I wish all the best of luck to all the eligible applicants from India desiring to widen their horizon of expertise knowledge and experience.
Wishing to meet you in person in USA....
Dinesh Mehta, MD
Our Past AAOHNSF's IVS Grant Recipients from India
Year 2010 to 2017
Dr. Rakhi Dhotre (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2016 AAOHNSF Annual Meeting San Diego, CA
Dr.Bhavana Kranti ( email@example.com )
Dr.Kranti is Assistant Professor fom AIIMS Phulwarisharif, Patna India. She had postgraduate training in ENT from Patna University. She will be having further observership training
Dr. Amit Kumar keshri ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Dr. Keshri is Assistant Professor in Neurotology at SGPGI Lucknow, India. He is a postgraduate from BJMC Ahmedabad. He will have further oservership experience in USA
Dr. Ashish Chandra Agarwal ( email@example.com)
Dr. Agarwal is Assistant professor, Otolaryngology at KMC Manipal, India. He is apost graduate from KMC Manipal and had MRCS from Edinburgh UK He will have further observership experience in USA
2017 AAOHNSF Annual Meeting, Chicago IL
Dr. Jyotrmay S. Hegde ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Dr. Hegde is Assistant Proffessor, Otolaryngology at JIPMER Pondicheri, India. He graduated from Belgaum and did his postgraduate education and training in ENTfrom Hubli India and also trained in Rhinology at Liverpool, UK He had further observership experience in Rhinology under Karl Snyderman,MD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburg, PA. USA
Dinesh & Pravina, Mehta Grant
Dr. Shalini S. Menon (email@example.com)
Dr. Menon is Assistant Proffessor, Otolaryngology at KMC Manipal, India. She completed her post graduate education and training from KMC, of Manipal University, Manipal, India. She had further training of MRCS in Edinburgh UK. She completed her observership experience in Head & Neck Oncology under Gregory Randolph, MD in Boston, USA
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