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Opportunity for Haitian physicians


Sponsorship for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the United States.

August 13, 2011

Dear Colleagues,
Recently, an international non-profit organization based in Florida, called The Society Worldwide Medical Exchange (SWME),  approached HRDF to help reach out to Haitian Physicians who might benefit from their program  of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) abroad.

In particular, there are two events next years of value in the United States as followed:

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
72nd Scientific Sessions
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 8-12, 2012
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
ID Week 2012
San Diego, California
October 17-21, 2012

Interested Haitian Physicians can request SWME to sponsor them to these major conferences. As explained in the SWME website, the sponsorship covers the entire cost of the doctors’ participation, though they do not incur any collateral expenses. Doctors are selected by the SWME advisory board based on merit and local humanitarian involvement.

When you visit the organization website, you will see that the application process is straightforward

Basic Requirements:

  • Physicians working in a humanitarian capacity, delivering accessible, high quality medical care in underserved, disadvantaged and/or rural communities
  • Limited access to medical activities abroad due to financial hardship
  • Physician must currently practice in the therapeutic area of the conference they wish to attend.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • – Applicants working in a public health setting
  • – Community leadership
  • – Advocacy work

For further questions, please contact:

I encourage you to make the most of this new opportunity. Please, contact me if I can be of assistance.


Aldy Castor MD, President Haitian Resource Development Foundation (HRDF)


The Haitian Resource Development Foundation prioritizes programs that enable and empower various Haitian locales to further personal and collective independence. Engaging in a range of programs over 20 years, the HRDF continues a commitment to providing measurable results for program beneficiaries and program benefactors. Working with multiple international partners from North America and Europe, the HRDF is committed to fundamental improvements in Haitian villages to ensure greater economic vitality in the near future.