IFCC offers a small number of scholarships each year to facilitate professional exchange programmes for young scientists. The purpose of professional exchange programmes is to:
IFCC has developed two categories of professional exchange programme:
• These exchange programmes are open for laboratories in all countries where an IFCC member society is active •
• National societies Members of IFCC may support a maximum of one Professional Exchange Programme
• National societies Members of IFCC may support a maximum of one Professional Exchange Programme per applicant •
• IFCC has no role in finding placements for postgraduate or postdoctoral study •
The purpose of a PMEP is to develop appropriate quality management skills in order to improve the performance and quality of service offered to patients by the base laboratory.
Applications for a Professional Management Exchange Programme (PMEP) may only come from IFCC Full Member or Affiliate Member national societies that are in countries where quality management and/or laboratory accreditation are at an early stage of development.
Examples of PMEP include:
The host laboratory for a PMEP will normally be in the same IFCC Region as the applicant.
The purpose of a PSEP is to exchange or develop high level scientific information or skills.
Applications for a PSEP may come from any IFCC Full Member or Affiliate Member national society.
Examples of suitable PSEP projects include (but are not restricted to):
Scientific publications resulting from this exchange programme have to acknowledge IFCC's support.
Applicants for an IFCC professional exchange programme will:
Successful applicants will be entitled to receive:
At the completion of a professional exchange programme the successful applicant is required to:
Copy of passport or identity document
Letter of support of national ifcc society
Letter of support of the head of applicant's department
Letter of support of the head of the host laboratory
Detailed project description indicating the perceived benefit and impact
Applications must be made on the PMEP/PSEP application form and must be emailed any time to the IFCC Office: firstname.lastname@example.org