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 nonprofit-sponsored 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 once per year in December
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.
We are now accepting applications for trips taking place between February 15, 2018 and February 14, 2019.
Application deadline - December 1, 2017
Award notifications - January 15, 2018
Meet the RealSelf Fellows
To date, RealSelf has granted more than $250,000 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.
Oumar Coulibaly, MD
Traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal with ReSurge International on November 15, 2016.
Matthew Hansen, MBBS, FRACS
West Perth, Western Australia
Traveling to Mwanza, Tanzania with Rafiki Surgical Missions on May 12, 2017.
Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Traveling to Les Cayes, Haiti with Charity Vision and LDS Charities on August 27, 2017.
Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Newport Beach, CA
Traveling to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with Plasticos Foundation on June 22, 2017.
John Nigriny, MD
Traveling to Maputo, Mozambique with ReSurge International on April 22, 2017.
Frank Agullo, MD
El Paso, TX
Traveling to Puebla, Mexico with Smile Network International on November 3, 2017.
Patrick J. Byrne, MD, FACS
Traveling to Managua and Chichigalpa, Nicaragua with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Aproquen on February 2, 2017.
Joseph S. Gruss, MD
Traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam with ReSurge International on December 12, 2016.
Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Newport Beach, CA
Traveling to Havana, Cuba and Guatemala City, Guatemala with the Plasticos Foundation on November 2, 2016.
Virender K. Singhal, MD
Kansas City, MO
Traveling to Managua, Nicaragua with ReSurge International on March 27, 2017.
Kristin Stueber, MD
Traveling to Guayaquil, Ecuador with ReSurge International on January 27, 2017.
Seth R. Thaller, MD
Traveling to Port Au Prince, Haiti with Project Medishare on January 16, 2017.
Andrew Wexler, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Traveling to Harare, Zimbabwe with ReSurge International on February 6, 2017.