The Foundation for International Education in Neurology Surgery (FIENS) was established in 1969 to remedy the dire shortage of neurosurgeons in the developing world. The organization is mostly composed of American physicians, but two Canadians sit on the board of directors and interested Canadian neurosurgeons are encouraged to get involved.
Belize, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, North Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
Neurosurgeons or neurosurgery residents.
A typical trip lasts one month.
FIENS covers round-trip travel costs and the host site typically coverages living expenses during the stay there.
Dr Gail Rosseau, email@example.com