IAOMS Foundation Programs

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

IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Program

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 Microvascular 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, 24 surgeons have received Fellowships. Each year, one of these fellowships is sponsored through the ongoing support of the KLS Martin Group. 

**The application period for the 2020 -- 2021 program year will run from September 3, 2019 -- November 3, 2019.   The announcement, application and all details will be posted here.  Announcements will also be made via e-mail.

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

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


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.

The IAOMS Foundation will award two Scholarships in 2019. 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 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


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