Join our mission to bring confidence to people worldwide
The RealSelf Fellowship awards funding to medical professionals who donate their time and expertise to deliver care and training in underserved communities around the world.
Each Fellow receives $7,500 to be applied toward a life-changing humanitarian trip with the potential to further the RealSelf mission to bring confidence to people worldwide.
Are you planning a trip that will make a real impact on global access to necessary reconstructive surgery or medical treatments?
Supporting humanitarianism among medical professionals
More than 5 billion people lack access to basic surgical care to help reparable conditions like birth defects, burns, and other injuries.*
That’s why we launched the RealSelf Fellowship—to support vital, life-changing humanitarian trips that make a real impact on people’s confidence and quality of life.
*The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
-Tom Seery, RealSelf CEO
RealSelf evaluates applications twice per year
The fellowship is open to physicians and surgical care team members who volunteer their medical services or serve as volunteer educators in communities most in need.
Applications accepted for trips taking place after November 1.
- August 1 - Application deadline
- September 1 - Award notifications
Applications accepted for trips taking place after April 1.
- February 1 - Application deadline
- March 1 - Award notifications
Meet the RealSelf Fellows
To date, RealSelf has granted more than $150,000 supporting humanitarian efforts abroad.
Our Fellows have partnered with organizations like ReSurge International and Project Medishare to volunteer their medical services where there is tremendous need for free access to reconstructive surgery and training.
Frank Agullo, MD
El Paso, TX
Traveling to Puebla, Mexico with Smile Network International on Nov. 3, 2017.
Patrick J. Byrne, MD, FACS
Traveling to Managua and Chichigalpa, Nicaragua with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Aproquen on Feb. 2, 2017.
Joseph S. Gruss, MD
Traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam with ReSurge International on Dec. 12, 2016.
Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Newport Beach, CA
Traveling to Havana, Cuba and Guatemala City, Guatemala with the Plasticos Foundation on Nov. 2, 2016.
Virender K. Singhal, MD
Kansas City, MO
Traveling to Managua, Nicaragua with ReSurge International on Mar. 27, 2017.
Kristin Stueber, MD
Traveling to Guayaquil, Ecuador with ReSurge International on Jan. 27, 2017.
Seth R. Thaller, MD
Traveling to Port Au Prince, Haiti with Project Medishare on Jan. 16, 2017.
Andrew Wexler, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Traveling to Harare, Zimbabwe with ReSurge International on Feb. 6, 2017.