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How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in the International Scholars program.

Our application process is currently closed. It will reopen after the Plastic Surgery The Meeting on October 8, 2018.

Please contact Romina Valadez at rvaladez@plasticsurgery.org with any questions or further information.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Submit a one-page written essay to accompany the application describing the reasons for wishing to become an International Scholar and how the experience will help the citizens of their native country.
  • Provide two letters of sponsor by their local or regional plastic surgery society and/or by their department chairman.
  • Submit CV (Resume) and headshot.
  • Provide documentation confirming COMPLETION of an approved training program in plastic surgery outside North America.
  • Residents will not be considered for scholarships.
  • Applicant must be less than 10 years out of training.
  • Actively practice plastic surgery in their native country.
  • Have demonstrated the potential for academic and clinical excellence.
  • Be in good health.
  • Live outside North America.
  • Be able to communicate verbally in English.
  • Applicants may re-apply for the program a maximum of 3 years.

Assessment

After returning home, scholars will be asked to submit an essay describing their experiences in the United States, what objectives were accomplished during their fellowship and how the scholarship has affected their career goals. The scholars will be asked to evaluate the program and to offer suggestions for modification and improvement.

All International Scholar Program inquiries and completed applications should be directed to:

International Scholar Committee
PSF International Scholar Program
444 East Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4664
USA

Important Note: If an individual is selected as an International Scholar and unable to obtain a visa, PSF are not responsible for continuation of the offer beyond a reasonable date.