International Fellowship Program

The 2020 International Fellowship Program has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Fellowship Information

Who Can Apply

Health care professionals from outside the United States who have:

  • Exhibited a profound interest in respiratory care.
  • Expressed a long-term commitment to the advancement of respiratory care.
  • Indicated a genuine interest in establishing respiratory care as an allied health profession.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and conversational English.

Fellowship Itinerary

  • One travel day to the United States.
  • One rest day prior to beginning the Fellowship.
  • Visits to two cities in the United States for a stay of approximately
    five to six days in each city. During the stay in each city, planned
    activities will include: 

    • Observation of the practice of respiratory care in large and small
      hospitals.
    • Visits to formal educational programs of respiratory care at colleges and universities.
    • Visits to alternate care sites where respiratory care is being provided, such as home care organizations, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, specialty laboratories, etc.
  • Attendance at AARC Congress 2020 in Orlando, FL, Nov. 14–17.

2020 Program Schedule

Nov. 1–18, 2020

Arrive in the First CitySundayNov. 1, 2020
First City RotationMonday–FridayNov. 2–6, 2020
Arrive in Second CitySaturdayNov. 7, 2020
Second City RotationSunday–ThursdayNov. 8–12, 2020
Arrive in Orlando, FLFridayNov. 13, 2020
AARC Congress 2020Saturday–TuesdayNov. 14–17, 2020
Fellowship Program EndsWednesdayNov. 18, 2020
Event

Award Includes

  • Expenses incurred within the United States related to the planned site visits and the AARC International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition, which will include lodging, food allowance, and local ground transportation.
  • Paid registration at AARC Congress.
  • Fellowship is limited to twenty (20) days of lodging.
  • Fellowship is limited to twenty (20) days of food allowance.

Selected Fellows Are Responsible for the Following Items

  • All air travel expenses and arrangements to and from their country and within the United States.
  • Health insurance coverage for hospitalization, laboratory tests, and physician’s charges that may be incurred due to illness or injury while in the United States.
  • All personal travel and expenses such as visiting friends and sightseeing.
  • We strongly recommend each applicant apply for their VISA and passport at the time you submit your application.

Fellowship Application Form

The 2020 International Fellowship Program has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previous Fellows

International FellowCityCountryYear of Fellowship
Khalsa Al Siyabi, BSc, RTOman2019
Yu-qi Liu, MDChina2019
Amsa Mairami, MBBS, FMCPaedNIgeria2019
Yao Tian, BachelorChina2019
Julie EssiamGhana2018
Liang Xu, MDWuHanChina2018
Neelum Singh, MGCS, MBCHB, BSC, Human BiologyKumasiGhana2018
Sangit L Kasaju, MD, MHA, FCCPKathmanduNepal2018
Alfred AidooKumasiGHANA2017
Jinhao TaoShanghaiCHINA2017
Martha DiazBogotáCOLUMBIA2017
Jingen Xia, MS, RRTBeijingCHINA2016
Julita V. Toledo, RMT, RTRP, MPAManilaPHILIPPINES2016
Marina Labor, MD, PhDOsijekCROATIA 2016
Hussain KhatamAl Malikyia 1032BAHRAIN2015
Musa MuhtarogluKumsal-NicosiaCYPRUS 2015
Peifeng XuHangzhouCHINA2015
Ramesh UnnikrishnanKarnatakaINDIA2015
Chulee Jones, PhDKhon KaenTHAILAND2014
Nicolas Roux, PTBuenos AiresARGENTINA2014
Rania El-Farrash, MDCairoEGYPT2014
Yang Liu, MDShanghaiCHINA2014
Ana Cristina Okada, PTSao PauloBRAZIL2013
Daisuke Tsukahara, RN, MSNTokyoJAPAN2013
Lysbeth Roldan, RTMedellinCOLOMBIA2013
Mohamad El-Khatib, PhD, MD, FAARCBeirutLEBANON2013
Mohammed Herrag, MD, PhDOujdaMOROCCO2013
Anitha Nileshwar, MDUdupiINDIA2012
Audrey Forson, MB ChB, FWACP, MScAccraGHANA2012
Job Joseph, MDLimbeHAITI2012
Ling Liu, MDNanjingCHINA2012
Manling Liu, MDXianCHINA2012
Raul Castro Garcia, CRTGuayaquilECUADOR2012
Sanihe Ugurlu, MSci, PTIstanbulTURKEY2012
Darko Kristovic, MDZegrebCROATIA 2011
Edita Almonte, RRT, NPSAlainUAE2011
Karel Roubik, PhDPragueCZECH REPUBLIC2011
Malak Shaheen, MDCairoEGYPT2011
Shengyu Wang, MDXianCHINA2011
Valdone Miseviciene, MD, PhDKuanasLITHUANIA2011
Adil Al Otaibi, MSrc, RRTRiyadhSAUDI ARABIA2010
Guillermo C.C, Nogales, MDLimaPERU2010
Hui-Qing Ge, RTHangzhouCHINA2010
Micheline Gmeiner, MDGrazAUSTRIA2010
Adriana Maria Davalos Goiriz, MDLambarePARAGUAY2009
Aliaksandr Makarevich, MDMinskBELARUS2009
Bolanle Adefuye, MD,MBBSSagamuNIGERIA2009
Keiko Hasegawa, MDYokosuka CityJAPAN2009
Noel Tiburcio, RRTAbu DhabiUAE2009
Yuan, Yue-hua, RTHangzhouCHINA2009
Alberto Lopez Bascope, MDMexico CityMEXICO2008
Fiona Ng, RNKowloonHONG KONG2008
Heidi Markussen, RNBergenNORWAY2008
Qixing Wang, RTShanghaiCHINA2008
Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin, Ph.D, PTIle-IfeNIGERIA2008
Susana Alcabes Lindenfeld, MDLimaPERU2008
Akira Tamaki, PhD, RPT, CRTKobeJAPAN2007
Alda Marques, PTAveiroPORTUGAL2007
Claudia Oliveira, PTLisboaPORTUGAL2007
Gabriela Ferreyra, PT, CRTTurinITALY2007
Jose Landeros, PT, CRTSantiagoCHILE2007
Mohan Thekkinkattil, MDCoimbatoreINDIA2007
Ronald Taylor, RT, CRTPlymouthENGLAND2007
Zujin Luo, RRTBeijingCHINA2007
Anne Battisti, PTChezery ForensFRANCE2006
Chin-Jung Liu, MS, RRTTaichung CityTAIWAN2006
He Qingiun, RTChengduCHINA2006
Pierre Bellemare, PTLausanneSWITZERLAND2006
Vijay Thansaekaraan, MDChennai-Tamil NaduINDIA2006
Chuen-Ming Shih, MDTaichungTAIWAN2005
Daniel Arellano, S, PT, CRT SantiagoCHILE2005
Devasahayam Christopher, MDVelloreINDIA2005
Jie Li, RTBeijingCHINA2005
Laura Garcia Prades, PTCastellónSPAIN2005
Mohammed Al Ahmari, BSRC, MSc., RRTDhahranSAUDI ARABIA2005
Antonio Matias Esquinas, MD, PhD, FCCPMurciaSPAIN2004
Horacio Luis Abbona, PTCordobaARGENTINA2004
Laurence Vignaux, PTToulouseFRANCE2004
Lina Puckree, MDDurbanSOUTH AFRICA2004
Pimol Srisuparp, MDBangkokTHAILAND2004
Dusica Jaric, MDSremska KamenicaSERBIA2003
Lidieth Yorleny Vargas Prado, MS, RRTCartagoCOSTA RICA2003
Shamurad Takhirov MD, PHDTashkentUZBEKISTAN2003
Valeria Berghe Schor PTSao PauloBRAZIL2003
Vesna Novak Jankovic PhD, MDLjubljanaSLOVENIA2003
Vikram Sarbhai, MDNew DelhiINDIA2003
Arvind Bhome, MDPuneINDIA2002
Jun Araki, MDYamaguchiJAPAN2002
Kedar Toraskar, MDMumbaiINDIA2002
Paulo Julio Moreira Caseiro, PhD, RTCondeixa-a-NovaPORTUGAL2002
Ulrike Pachernigg, PTGrazAUSTRIA2002
Alejandro Midley, PTBuenos AiresARGENTINA2001
Catherine Hassett, RNSouth YarraAUSTRALIA 2001
Chia-Chen Chu, MS, SCRTTaipeiTAIWAN 2001
Deniz Inal-Ince, Ph.D, PTAnkaraTURKEY2001
Hana Kattab, CRT, RNSeebOMAN 2001
Kook-Hyun Lee, MD, PhDSeoulKOREA2001
Luiz Gustavo de Moraes Ghion, PTSao PauloBRAZIL2001
Yutaka Tokunaga, MDHiroshimaJAPAN 2001
Helen Yartseva, MDSt. PetersburgRUSSIA2000
Le Thi Tuyet Lan, MD, PhDHo Chi Minh CityVIETNAM2000
Nik Abdullah Mohamad, MD KelantanMALAYSIA2000
Pamela Frigerio, PTCantuITALY2000
Philippe Joud, PTLyonFRANCE2000
Rajesh Mane, MDBelgaumINDIA2000
Kathryn Firth, RNLondonENGLAND1999
Liang Zongan, MDChengduCHINA1999
Masahiro Shinozaki, MDWakayamaJAPAN1999
S. M. Hossain Shahid, MDDhakaBANGLADESH1999
Sandhya Talekar, MDPuneINDIA1999
Aaron Millrod, CRTTTel AvivISRAEL1998
Briseida Delgado, BS, MS, CRTTPanamaREPUBLICA DE PANAMA1998
Gerardo Ferrero, PTBuenos AiresARGENTINA1998
Maja Marija Potocnik, PT LjubljanaSLOVENIA1998
Tamas Kormos PhD, MDBudapestHUNGARY1998
Xiang Yu Zhang, MD, FCCPShanghaiPR CHINA1998
Alexander Guber MDHolonISRAEL 1997
Branislav Spisak, MDKosiceSLOVAK REPUBLIC1997
Brigida Sanchez, RTCaracasVENEZUELA1997
Dariusz Kaminski MDWarsawPOLAND1997
Gustavo A. Olguin, PT, BS, CRT, MHABuenos AiresARGENTINA1997
J. Teguh Wijaya, MDQuezon CityPHILIPPINES1997
Merab Mamatsashvili, MD, PhDTbilisiGEORGIA1997
Stefania Raschi, MDMonzaITALY1997
Ying Min Ma, MDBeijingPR CHINA1997
Ying-Huang Tsai, MDTaipeiTAIWAN1997
Ariel Garnero, PhD, RRT, CRTCordobaARGENTINA1996
Elisabeth Fischer, MDViennaAUSTRIA1996
Elisabetta Zampogna, PTMozzateITALY1996
Eva Tang Yee HaHong KongCHINA1996
Herminia Lopez Cifra, MD, MSManilaPHILIPPPINES1996
Joseph M.Cacciottolo, MDRabatMALTA1996
Ljudmila Sakelsek -Jeras, MDLjubljanaSLOVENIA1996
Sibel Sindim, PTIstanbulTURKEY1996
Suninder Singh Arora, MDNew DelhiINDIA1996
Adriana de Carvalho, MDRio De JaneiroBRAZIL1995
Barbara Theissl, PTGrazAUSTRIA1995
David Berlowitz, PTWest HeidelbergAUSTRALIA1995
Kamarudin Jaalam, MDKelantanMALAYSIA1995
Michael Laub, OR TechCopenhagenDENMARK1995
Sophie E. Niba, RTCAMEROON-WEST AFRICA1995
Dieter U Preiss, MDHeitersheimGERMANY1994
Ditza Gross, PhDJerusalemISRAEL1994
Dong-Soon Kim, MDSeoulKOREA1994
Jesus Mora Espinas, RRTMakatiPHILIPPINES1994
Sule Sonmez, RNIstanbulTURKEY1994
Toshihiko Koga, MDKurumeJAPAN1994
Tudorache Voicu, MDTimisoaraROMANIA1994
Adi Asokan bin Abdullah, RT KelantanWEST MALAYSIA1993
Brijendra Kumar Rao, MDNew DelhiINDIA1993
Cesar E Perez, RTBarquisimeto - Edo LaraVENEZUELA1993
Henry Giovanni Lim Lopez, Jr., RTParanaquePHILLIPPINES1993
Kriangsak Jirapaet, MDBangkokTHAILAND1993
Ludmila Borisenko, MDSt PetersburgRUSSIA1993
Sinji Fukazawa, RPT, CE SaitamakenJAPAN1993
Airton Stingelin Crespo, MD, FCCPRio De JaneiroBRAZIL1992
Janez Remskar, MDKranjSLOVENIA1992
Miroslaw Tobiasz, MDWarsawPOLAND1992
Nørregaard Ole, MDArhusDENMARK1992
Shengwen Chen, MDMontanaSWITZERLAND1992
Sumalee Kiatboonsri, MDBangkokTHAILAND1992
Thomas A LarkinDublinIRELAND1992
Vijai Kumar, MDHyderabadINDIA1992
José Portugal-Vivanco, MDLimaPERU1991
Juan Luis Stril Kremper, MDMexico CityMEXICO1991
Päivi Irmeli Mattila, PTRuutanaFINLAND1991
Vadim S. Schelkunov, MDLeningradRUSSIA1991
Winston M. Manimtim, MDManilaPHILIPPINES1991
C.J. DeVriesGroningenHOLLAND1990
Lawrence Moon, Med Assist.Kuala LampurMALAYSIA1990
Ling-Ling Chiang, RRTTaipeiTAIWAN1990
Marjeta PikeljLjubljanaYUGOSLAVIA1990
Radhika Dhanpal, MDBangaloreINDIA1990
Tetsuo Miyagawa, PhD, RRT, RPT, RCETTokyoJAPAN1990

City Host Information and Application

The 2020 International Fellowship Program has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Fellowships Contact Information

Mailing address:
AARC International Fellowships / City Host Program
9425 N MacArthur Blvd
Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063

Phone: 972-243-2272
Fax: 972-484-2720
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