International Fellow Travel
We are enthusiastic to announce the winner of the Panamerican Trauma Society International Fellowship Scholarship:
Connie Michell DeLa'O, MD
This month, Dr. DeLa'O will be traveling to Panama and performing surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Martha Quiodettis
Congratulations Dr. DeLa'O !
In the early to mid-19th century, it was common practice for young physicians of the day to travel abroad to continue their studies in the wards and operative theaters of foreign countries. These scholars were exposed to advanced medical concepts and philosophies of medical training that were not readily available to them in their native land. Famous surgeons such as William Halsted and Harvey traveled abroad to study under the tutelage of several prominent surgeons and scientists.
The concept of such collaborations has been in place for many years. Renowned surgeons such as David Feliciano and Aurelio Rodriguez have brought back surgical knowledge from South America to the United States. Recognizing the need to maintain that collaboration the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) proudly announces the travel fellowship for surgeons in training from the USA to Latin America.
The opportunity to travel abroad to gain more surgical exposure to Trauma and Acute Care surgery is open to ALL! . (see International Fellowship page for more information).
A travel scholarship is available for surgeons IN TRAINING ONLY
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WHO SHOULD APPLY?
· Eligible Applicants must submit the documents described above.
All documents must be sent to PTS HQ by email to
Gladys Soruco Shanklin, Scholarship Coordinator, at email@example.com
· Once the application is approved, the applicant must sign an MOU before traveling overseas.
The travel scholarship is for the purpose of travel to a Latin American country where the awardee engages in a mentored clinical experience in an academic institution with high trauma volume.
The Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) has encouraged international collaboration for 25 years. As part of the mission the PTS has created an international fellowship arranging for a host institution to receive a US surgeon. For surgeons in–training we have also a travel scholarship.
The winner of our first international scholarship, a trauma surgeon in the Fellowship program at Emory University.
This pilot experience resulted in 172 cases in 20 operative days. Since then we have sent an applicant from Indiana and a fellow from Miami.
We are working in expanding the scholarship to other host countries.
Interested in being a PTS training center? Contact us Today!!!
Paula Ferrada, MD