The Ambassador program is aimed at funding neurosurgeons from South East Asia for observerships in the United States. The goal of the program is to facilitate the exchange of ideas with the hope that the selected ambassadors can acquire neurosurgical insights that will ultimately benefit their patients. This year, due to the generosity of Stryker Corporation (Cranio-maxillofacial and Spine), we are able to fund two ambassadors for up to $12000 each.
Applications in all subspecialities of Neurosurgery are encouraged. Applications are due by November 1st, 2012. Decision of the selection committee will be made by the second week in December 2012. The selection committee consists of three members of the Executive Committee that will present two ambassador nominations to the full committee for approval. This year there will be two ambassadors funded: one in cranial and one in spine. Applications from all subspecialities are encouraged.
For more information regarding this program please contact Ketan R. Bulsara MD (Ketan.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Sekhar Kurpad MD (email@example.com)
Application requirement includes a sponsor letter from the proposed mentor in the US and two letters of reference from individuals who know the applicant well. These can be emailed directly to one of the above two contacts or alternatively can be included with the submission by the applicant.
American Association of South Asian Neurosurgeons Ambassador Program Application