YOUTH PROGRAM

Overview

The Youth Program is one of the latest initiatives started by I.M.S. This program strives to offer residents in orthopedic surgery, neurological surgery, anesthesia, pain medicine and physical medicine an intense training and rewarding educational experience. These residents will have the opportunity to –

  • Meet “who’s who” in their respective fields
  • Build relationships with true pioneers and key opinion leaders from all over the world
  • Attend the annual educational program, which utilizes lectures and hands-on workstations to present the most current controversies, emerging technology, and latest surgical techniques in their respective fields
  • Present their clinical and pre-clinical research work during each annual meeting. Prizes will be granted to top researchers (for more information, reference the “International Traveling Mini-Fellowship Program” section below)

Purpose

I.M.S. is a charitable, not-for-profit organization registered in Massachusetts, USA. As a charitable organization, our goal is to provide free and unrestricted education. With that in mind, we’ve established our Youth Program to –

  • Provide a unique hands-on training for different surgical techniques, anatomic approaches, and biomechanics
  • Fill in the gaps that may exist in other training programs by providing didactic, hand-on, broad and evidence-based training
  • Stimulate the training residents and their mentors to engage in research activities and podium presentations
  • Foster relationships between European, American, African, and Asian scientists, researchers, and surgeons that will help to secure collaborative research and advanced training

How It Works

We seek to engage all leading universities and training programs in the Near East region. Each participating training program will select one or two of their senior residents or fellows in the following specialties:

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Neurological surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Pain medicine
  • Rehabilitation medicine

Pending approval of respective participating institutes, the residents’ participating in our Youth Program will be credited for their participation in the annual meeting and workshops, as it will be considered part of the didactic training program.

I.M.S.. will offer scholarships to assist with the travel, lodging, and course registration expenses incurred by any of the residents. This financial aid is subject to I.M.S.’s financial status.

I.M.S. welcomes any contribution from any university or third party entity to support the residents or the Youth Program. For more information on making a contribution to this program, please contact Michela Capobianco at michela@bostonmis.com.

How to Qualify for the Youth Program

In order to qualify for the Youth Program, the following conditions must be satisfied:

  • Senior resident status
    • Chief resident or year before graduation or fellow in a residency program in one of the following specialties: orthopedic surgery, neurological surgery, anesthesia, pain medicine or rehabilitation medicine
  • Currently training in a program/university in a developing country
  • Must receive written approval/endorsement from current program director

Important Information

While it is I.M.S.’s sole purpose to educate and fulfill the goals described above, the participating residents or fellows will be responsible for their own visa and other required paperwork. Invitations to the meeting will be provided upon request by I.M.S. for visa and travel documentations.

I.M.S. will provide funds for qualified individuals and will help arrange personal logistics including travel and lodging, but I.M.S. cannot take responsibility for the personal safety or any mishaps (i.e. medical illnesses, personal losses, etc…) that can take place and are out of I.M.S.’s control.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING MINI-FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Overview

During each annual conference held by I.M.S.., residents and will have the opportunity to present clinical and pre-clinical research. Research can be done in one of the following areas:

  • Orthopedic spine
  • Neurological surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Pain medicine
  • Rehabilitation medicine

The top presentation will be awarded a mini-fellowship to visit a major medical university in the USA or Europe. The first place winner, along with his/her program director, will also be celebrated at the Gala dinner held at each annual conference.

The second and third place winners will be awarded a mini-fellowship to visit a major medical university in the Near East region.

Purpose

The purpose of our research contest and the International Mini-Fellowship award is to –

  • Encourage residents, fellows, and junior faculty to perform research on clinical and pre-clinical research in the areas of orthopedic surgery, neurological surgery, anesthesia, pain medicine, and rehabilitation medicine
  • Develop future leaders in the Near East and create a new way of thinking about medical education
  • Help build connections among local, regional, and international educators and thought leaders
  • Promote collaboration

How It Works

Residents will be invited to submit research paper on our annual meeting paper submission link. All submissions will be blinded and peer reviewed by the program scientific committee.

Papers will be evaluated on:

  • Significance: Does the application address a question of clinical importance?
  • Aims: Are specific hypotheses tested address a new technique/or technology?
  • Approach: Is the study design, methods and analyses adequately developed and carried out?
  • Impact: Global Assessment of the application integrating all criteria scored

How to Qualify for the International Mini-Fellowship with Thought Leaders

The following health care scientists are eligible to participate in research submission for a chance to win the International Mini-Fellowship:

  • Any resident training in a orthopedic, neurological surgery, anesthesia, pain medicine, and rehabilitation medicine
  • Fellows who are completing a specialty training in the above specialties
  • Junior faculty: Any health care professional who is 10 years or less from his/her graduating date
  • Approval letter from the winner’s direct supervisor allowing him/her to receive the award

Important Information

While it is I.M.S.’s sole purpose to educate and fulfill the goals described above, the awarded residents or fellows will be responsible for their own visa and other required paperwork.

Invitations to the mini-fellowships will be provided upon request by I.M.S. for visa and travel documentations.

I.M.S. will assist in arranging the personal logistics for the awarded residents or fellows.

I.M.S. will provide funds to partially or fully cover hospital stay, flights, and lodging. The society cannot take responsibility for the personal safety or any mishaps (i.e. medical illnesses, personal losses, etc…) that can take place and are out of I.M.S.’s control.

SPINE Sprouts

Overview

SPINE Sprouts is an opportunity for youth to begin their involvement in I.M.S. Participants will assist with meeting operations, including communications with the faculty members, registration of attendees, and program distribution.

Important Information

For more information, please contact the Program Administrator, Tamara Tannoury, at tttannoury@gmail.com.

 

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