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International Scholarships available for 12th Pediatric Pain Master Class plus one-week practicum: June 8-19, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN (USA)

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Application Guidelines 

Funded by the Children's Minnesota Foundation and the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care & Integrative Medicine at Children's Minnesota, we are offering two competitive scholarships to physicians from low and moderate income countries currently working in the field of pediatric pain and/or palliative care. 

The recipients of this scholarship will be selected based on demonstrated leadership abilities, commitment to moving the field of pediatric pain and palliative care forward, and attending to under-served pediatric populations. The goal of this scholarship program is to identify current or future leaders: Clinicians who are in a position to improve acute and chronic pain management for children both in their institution and beyond. 

This 2-week International Scholarship includes:
• Airfare to and from Minneapolis/St. Paul • Hotel accommodation and meals for the duration of the scholarship 
• One-week practicum with the Pain, Palliative Care, and Integrative Medicine Team June 8 - 12, 2020
• Attendance at the Pain Master Class June 13 - 19, 2020 (course details:https://www.childrensmn.org/events/12th-annual-pediatric-pain-master-class/)
• Brief presentation at the Pain Master Class regarding the scholar's home program
Eligibility criteria:

Physicians or other clinicians with opioid prescribing rights (including nurse practitioners, physician assistants etc.) from lower to upper-middle income countries (using World Bank  economiccriteria:https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups
who are
:• Involved in treatment of pediatric acute and chronic/complex pain and/or in pediatric palliative care; • In a current leadership role, or have demonstrated leadership abilities, in this area 
• Very good to excellent command of English language; and
• Supported by organizational leadership to advance pediatric pain and/or palliative care practice
Required application materials

:• Curriculum Vitae
• Personal letter outlining the need for this 2-week scholarship,including:
      - Current and past pediatric experiences in pediatric pain and palliative care
     - Plan for how this training can be incorporated to improve the direct care for children in acute, chronic/complex pain and/or palliative care in their institution, region and/or country
    - Commitment to complete the two week experience
     - Description of language skills (previous experience in English-speaking country encouraged)
• A letter from the Dean, Department Chair, or similar institutional leader indicating a commitment to the applicant's career goals and institutional support for the advancing the field of pediatric pain and palliative care (including dedicated weekly time to work in the area of pain and/or palliative care upon completion of this course) 
• Two letters of recommendation from clinical peers who work closely with the applicant
Important Dates:
 February 21, 2020 – Applicant materials due (CV and personal letter)
 March 9, 2020 – Letters of support due To apply:Email required application materials to Children's Institute for Pain and Palliative Care at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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