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Many medical students face financial challenges when considering the pursuit of a Global Programs elective. Funding opportunities will be listed on this site as they come to our attention. We also encourage you to consider the following:
The Global Programs Office is using a common application form (pdf; click here for a MS Word version) for the following scholarships offered through the College of Medicine. If possible, please complete and submit the PDF application electronically.
To qualify for funding, students are required to spend a minimum of four weeks at a pre-approved site. The work must qualify for registration as a Global Programs elective. Recipients will become familiar with the cultural, social, and medical problems of the area they choose. All scholarship recipients must work under the supervision of a health care provider who has extensive knowledge and expertise as well as a formal tie to the site (the organization or institution where the program or project is undertaken). A letter of acceptance from the supervisor confirming details of the proposed project and stating a willingness to assume responsibility for the student’s activities must accompany the scholarship application.
Applicants must submit a program/project proposal, limited to four pages. Note: If you are applying for two or more separate programs/clerkships, please submit a separate application for each site. The project proposal should include:
Applications are now being accepted for the scholarships covering the period of May 2015 – April 2016.
Proposals for all Global Programs medical student scholarships listed above are due by Noon on February 16, 2015. Send the application electronically to Robin Paetzold at the address below. Students must be in good academic standing to qualify for scholarship consideration. If you have questions, please contact:
Robin Paetzold Director, Global Programs University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine MERF 1187A Iowa City, IA 52242 Tel (319) 353-5762 Fax (319) 335-8049 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship recipients are required to submit a written report of their experience to the Global Programs Director within three weeks of their return, as well as complete coursework requirements. Some scholarships also require that you submit a written report directly to their designee. These reports are used to document your experiences for all interested parties, including students considering pursuing electives in the same site in the future. A selection of recent reports from global health medical students can be accessed through the Global Programs website.
These funding sources utilize their own application form, not the application materials described above.
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