APF fellowship grants were established in 1951 to help train Israeli physicians in specialty care. The program continues today, with the awarding of supplemental fellowship grants to gifted Israeli physicians to help in the advancement of their education at prestigious medical centers in the United States and Canada. Over the years APF fellowship grants have been awarded to over 1,500 Israeli physicians, many of whom today fill senior positions in Israel’s hospitals and medical schools.
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The practice of sending young physicians to North America for specialty training is one of the principle ways the Israeli medical system enriches its reservoir of knowledge and experience. These fellowships offer the opportunity to learn at leading American and Canadian medical centers and form relationships with colleagues that last a lifetime. Beyond that, these fellows take back to Israel their newly acquired the knowledge and skills to benefit the general population of their hospitals, communities and the entire country.
APF grants, typically in the amount of $5,000, are awarded for one year. As part of the application process, candidates must show an intention to return to Israel and demonstrate a commitment to improving medical care at their medical institution.
- Up to $5,000 supplemental grant
- More than 1,500 Fellowships awarded since 1951
- Rigorous application process to award the most promising and deserving applicants
- Two Fellowship advisory committees, composed of renowned American and Israeli physicians
- Fellows pledge to return to Israel to utilize training in confirmed job positions
- Recipients include heads of hospitals, medical specialists and eminent scholars