SpecialtyCare Medical Mission Fund Scholarship

SpecialtyCare Medical Mission Fund Scholarship


Available Mission Trips

AmSECT believes that our practicing perfusionists are often looking for new ways to give back to the community. With that in mind, AmSECT and the AmSECT Foundation are thrilled to announce a new collaboration with SpecialtyCare to create the SpecialtyCare Medical Mission Fund!

We are proud to partner with SpecialtyCare to launch the SpecialtyCare Medical Mission Fund, in honor of Al Stammers receiving The John H. Gibbon Jr. Award, which will provide an endowment to support perfusionists wishing to travel abroad for medical missions. AmSECT will administer the endowment donation from SpecialtyCare, and this fund will go directly towards the remuneration for airfare and lodging (up to $3,000). Unlike other mission funds and scholarships that are often awarded to students, the SpecialtyCare Medical Mission Fund will be offered to practicing perfusionists that desire the opportunity to share their skills abroad with those who need them. AmSECT and SpecialtyCare believe in both the continued innovation of the field and the professional needs of extracorporeal technology here and abroad. 

 Congrats to our 2022 recipients: Nathan Minie, Johnson Anthony, and Angela DeLong!

The 2022 application period is now closed.

Application update:

  • An applicant can choose a mission and travel anytime occurring between Oct 1, 2022 and the date of the 2023 AmSECT International conference.
  • The applicant will submit a letter of acceptance from a charity to join an upcoming mission. However, the specific mission date does not need to be included in order to complete the scholarship application.

The 2022 application period is now closed. If you are currently a perfusionist with an interest in participating in a global effort to share the insight of our profession throughout the world, please check back for more information on 2023 dates. The applicant should be out of school and a practicing perfusionist. The applicant must be a US citizen and an AmSECT member in good standing.

Application Requirements:

  • SpecialtyCare Medical Mission Fund Scholarship Application & Letter of Agreement (Submitted Online)
  • Supporting Documentation (Submitted directly to pwob@amsect.org)
    • CV
    • Biographical Statement (including the reason you would like to complete mission work)
    • Letter of reference from a supervisor in your perfusion department
    • Letter of acceptance from a charity to join an upcoming mission 



Hear from SpecialtyCare’s CEO, Sam Weinstein, MD, MBA as he explores the new SpecialtyCare Medical Mission Endowment and how mission trips have impacted his life.