IAOMS Foundation Programs

Young surgeons who are IAOMS members are eligible for training opportunities which include these programs:

IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Program

Application Period Open from August 1, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Now in its ninth year, the IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Program offers three trainee surgeons a one-year immersion in one of two specialty areas: Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery  (offered in Beijing, China and Shanghai, China) or Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Surgery (six months in Bangalore, India and six months in Hyderabad, India). Since its inception, 21 surgeons have received Fellowships. Each year, one of these fellowships is sponsored through the ongoing support of the KLS Martin Group.

Applications are now available for the 2019 - 2020 program year.  

All three Fellowships are twelve months in duration.  They begin September 1, 2019 and run through the following August.  

Candidates for the Fellowship must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Dental or Medical Degree or both, consistent with requirements in candidate's country
  • Completion of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training (Residency) Program by June 30, 2019 and within five years after completion of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency
  • IAOMS membership for 12 months preceding application deadline or two-year membership commitment to IAOMS
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Desire to pursue an academic career

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Complete the on-line application
  • Upload two letters of recommendation from  IAOMS members
  • Upload a letter of recommendation from your Training Program Director
  • Upload a letter from supporting institute documenting your privileges in oral and maxillofacial surgery. A Letter of Privileges certifies that you were a trainee or post-graduate trainee in a specifically-named department.  The letter should come from your professor or department head and outline the specific privileges you enjoyed while in their program (i.e. types of surgery, diagnosis, how often, etc.) 
  • Upload a list of three references (names and contact information of surgeons with whom you have worked)
  • Sign and upload the Confidentiality Agreement

For more information, please refer to the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).


IAOMS members may submit the application here

Note:   If you are not an IAOMS member you may join here. For questions about the Fellowship program, please contact Kimberly Shadle.


Visiting Scholars Program

The IAOMS Foundation announces the new IAOMS Foundation Visiting Scholarships, designed as an opportunity for young specialist members of IAOMS to travel to other countries and visit, for short periods, prestigious OMS Departments to enhance their postgraduate education. The Scholarship recipients will select from prominent training centers where they will have the opportunity to observe and study with top surgeons and professors.

The IAOMS Foundation will award two Scholarships in 2018. Each Scholarship will last between two and four weeks in duration. A stipend of $2,500 USD will be awarded along with each Scholarship to offset travel and housing costs.

We are sure that this new program will contribute to the progress of the specialty worldwide by promoting the educational and human exchange between young specialists.

*The IAOMS Foundation would like to thank the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), along with the OMS Foundation, for sponsoring the first Visiting Scholars.

The application period for 2018 is now closed. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application via personal letter within the coming months. For additional information contact Kimberly Shadle.


ICOMS Scholarship

ICOMS Scholarships provide trainees with scholarships to attend ICOMS, the signature IAOMS conference. In its inaugural year, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS) are partnering with the Foundation to fund trainees and residents to attend the conference. For more information, contact Kimberly Shadle.

The following programs bring educational opportunities to young surgeons around the world.

Gift of Knowledge Program

The Gift of Knowledge Program offers customized training throughout the world. IAOMS leaders volunteer their time to design, promote and implement comprehensive educational sessions, particularly in high need areas. For information on upcoming program locations please contact  Kimberly Shadle.

We have presented trainings in 11 countries:

  • Thailand (2002 – 2004)
  • Peru (2004 – 2006)
  • East Africa (2007 – 2011)
  • Indonesia (2008 – 2009)
  • Paraguay (2008 – 2010)
  • Malaysia (2009 – 2011)
  • Philippines (2012 – 2014)
  • El Salvador (2013 – 2015)
  • Nigeria (2012 – 2015)
  • Sri Lanka (2014 – 2016)
  • Panama (2014 – 2017)


Speaker's Bureau

The Speaker’s Bureau provides volunteer thought leaders to speak on their topic of expertise, representing IAOMS at conferences and events throughout the world. Contact Kimberly Shadle for more information.

Regional Partners Program

The Regional Partners Program funds educational and scholarship opportunities in collaboration with regional and national OMF associations


For regional and national associations as well as corporations, the IAOMS Foundation offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities. Contact foundation@iaoms.org.