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International Career Development Exchange

2024 Applications are no longer being accepted. Check back for 2025 application information in Fall 2024. 

The International Career Development Exchange (ICDE) program provides support for up-and-coming international surgical oncologists, with leadership potential, to attend the SSO Annual Meeting and visit a U.S. based institution following the meeting. The SSO is currently offering two opportunities to participate in this program.  

The two successful candidates will receive: 

  • Be an SSO Active International member residing in one of the countries listed below
  • Complimentary registration to the SSO Annual Meeting. 
  • A stipend of $3,000 USD to assist with travel arrangements. 
  • The opportunity for each candidate to be matched with one SSO member “mentor”, based on shared professional or scientific interests. 
  • The opportunity for the candidates to visit their mentor’s institution for one week following the SSO Annual Meeting. 

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Cannot have previously received the SSO ICDE grant.
  • Cannot have previously attended more than one SSO Annual Meeting in the past three years. 
  • Should be 45 years old or younger.
  • Must be fluent in English (conversational, reading and writing).
  • Must be able to travel to the United States. It is preferred that applicants already have a current passport.

This opportunity is open to SSO Active International members that reside in the countries listed below.  SSO Global Partners are not included in the list and therefore, if your country is not listed, please contact your national society. Click on the chart of eligible countries to enlarge image.

About SSO International Career Development Exchange

The ICDE program provides support for up-and-coming surgical oncologists, with leadership potential, to attend the SSO International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care and, when possible, visit one U.S. based institution to observe procedures and enhance their knowledge.

ICDE recipients have been paired with Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) members, who will serve as hosts and mentors, with the intent that long-term relationships are developed to help improve cancer care in other countries.

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