IAOMS Foundation Programs

 

IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Program
Expanded Fellowship Opportunities Available!
 

New Fellowship Announced!

The International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS) and the IAOMS Foundation, in partnership with the OMS Foundation, the AAOMS affiliated foundation, is accepting applications through November 3, 2019 for a 12-month International Fellowship for Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery in Beijing, China. The collaborative Fellowship offers OMS residents and junior faculty from the U.S. the opportunity to train for a year with expert surgeons at Peking University School & Hospital of Stomatology in Beijing, China beginning September 1, 2020. The International Fellowship will be jointly administered by the IAOMS and OMS Foundations; the OMS Foundation will provide a $20,000 stipend to cover travel and housing costs. Applications will be accepted September 3 through November 3, 2019 for the 2020 Fellowship. Applicants must be members of IAOMS and AAOMS (or ROAAOMS) to be considered. 

 

IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Applications Now Available​

The IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Program provides Senior Trainees and recent graduate surgeons an immersion year in their specialty combined with an unmatched cultural experience. For the 2020 – 2021 program year the IAOMS Foundation, along with the Osteo Science Foundation, the OMS Foundation and KLS Martin will award four Fellowships: two in Oral and Maxillofacial Oncologic & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery and two in Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery.

The following four fellowships will be awarded for 2020-2021:

Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowships:

  • KLS Martin Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship- this twelve-month fellowship will take place in Shanghai, China or Beijing China.
  • Osteo Science Foundation Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship- this twelve-month fellowship will take place in Shanghai, China or Beijing, China.

Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery Fellowships:

  • KLS Martin Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship- this twelve-month fellowship will take place with six months spent in Hyderabad, India and six months spent in Bangalore, India.
  • The OMS Foundation International Fellowship for Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery- this twelve-month fellowship will take place in Beijing, China and is open to US surgeons only in partnership with the OMS Foundation, the AAOMS affiliated foundation.

All four fellowships run for one year starting September 1, 2020 through August 2021. A stipend of USD $20,000.00 will be awarded along with each fellowship. 

 

IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Applicant Criteria:

  • Dental or Medical Degree or both, consistent with requirements in candidate's country
  • Program is open to those candidates who complete Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training (Residency) Program by June 30, 2020 and for up to five years after completion of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency
  • Applicants should have a desire to pursue an academic career
  • Applicants should have the ability to communicate in English
  • Applicants must be an IAOMS member for the 12 months preceding the application deadline or make a two year membership commitment to IAOMS
  • Applicants for the OMS Foundation International Fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery must be an AAOMS or ROAAOMS member

How to Apply:

Candidates must complete a detailed application form and submit it to IAOMS along with:

  • A personal statement on why you should be considered for the Fellowship (included in the on-line application)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from your Training Program Director
  • Letter from supporting institute documenting your privileges in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Letters of recommendation from two members of IAOMS or your affiliated* national OMS association. Applicants for the OMS Foundation International Fellowship may submit two letters of recommendation from an IAOMS member or an AAOMS member.
  • Signed Confidentiality Agreement

 

Thanks to the generosity of our partners for their support of these programs.

        

 

Apply for the Cleft Lip & Palate & Craniofacial Surgery Fellowships Here

Apply for the Oncology & Microvascular Surgery Fellowships Here

 

For questions about the Fellowship program, please contact Kimberly Shadle.

 

2017- 2018 IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Recipient Dr. Amel Eltayeb (Sudan)

2018 - 2019 IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Recipient Dr. Sahar Nadel (Israel)

2018 - 2019 IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Recipient Dr. Ilker Burgaz (Turkey)

2018 - 2019 IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Recipient Dr. Rasul Sadykov (Uzbekistan)

 

Visiting Scholars Program

The application period for the Visiting Scholars Program is now closed. Please note that all applicants will be notified of the status of their application via e-mail.

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.

Thanks to the generous support from the Osteo Science Foundation, the IAOMS Foundation will award six Scholarships in 2019​. Each Scholarship will last between two and four weeks in duration. A stipend will be awarded along with each Scholarship to offset travel and housing costs.

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

View the list of Training Centers here.  

For additional information contact Kimberly Shadle.

2018 - 2019 Visiting Scholars Recipient  Dr. Ozge Doganay (Turkey)

2018 - 2019 Visiting Scholars Recipient Dr. Moses Olanrewaju Adediran (Nigeria)

 

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.

Please note that our most recent ICOMS in Rio de Janeiro concluded in May 2019.  Our next ICOMS will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in September 2021.  More details about available scholarships to the Glasgow ICOMS will be posted here closer to the conference.

To join the IAOMS in supporting ICOMS scholarships or 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

Sponsorships

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