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The ISTH Awards Reach-the-World Fellowship

Monday, August 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Luke Blount
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 Yap Yee Yee, MD

The ISTH Education Committee has awarded ISTH Member Yap Yee Yee, MD, with a Reach-the-World Fellowship. Yap is a hematology trainee at Ampang Hospital in Ampang, Malaysia. As part of her fellowship, she will train for four months at the Perth Blood Institute in Perth, Australia where she will learn advanced research and clinical techniques in evaluating hematological disorders.  

"The fellowship is very beneficial towards my hematology sub-specialty training because of the exposure to the clinical research and the field of hemostasis and thrombosis at the Perth Blood institute," Yap said. "I will be fortunate to be able to do the training with professor Ross Baker and other very experienced clinical hematologists."

Yap said she was excited to learn in another country with more advanced experts, and she hopes to bring that knowledge back to Malaysia to benefit a greater number of people.

"It is a golden opportunity for me to learn skills that may not be available in my own country," she said. "This is the most exciting thing about preparing for my fellowship. The expertise like hemostasis and thrombosis are certainly more developed in Australia than Malaysia. The clinical trials setting will be more advanced and will definitely enhance my horizon in hematology sub-specialty. In the future, this will bring benefits to my country."  

About Reach-the-World Fellowships 
The Reach-the-World Fellowship program gives junior clinicians and researchers from countries classified by the World Bank as low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income the opportunity to study at host institutes known for their expertise in thrombosis and hemostasis. Applications periods are open from April 1- June 1 and November 1 - December 31 of each year. Learn more here.


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