Smile Train is an international nonprofit that supports 100% free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care for children across the globe. Smile Train's sustainable model empowers local medical professional to provide cleft care in their own communities.
As part of our commitment to empowerment, capacity-building and sustainability, Smile Train partners with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons/Plastic Surgery Foundation to host an International Scholar program for surgeons who work at Smile Train partner treatment facilities. The program provides four scholarships to ASPS scholars each year.
Applicants must focus on learning about surgical procedures for cleft lip and palate in international settings. International Scholars attend the ASPS/PSF Annual Meeting and then train with leading multidisciplinary cleft teams at two sites in the United States.