MD Program

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1187 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone:(319) 353-5762
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • Cambridge University OB/Gyn Scholarship


    This scholarship is sponsored by funding from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The scholarship is awarded annually to a third year medical student to pursue studies in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

    The purpose of the scholarship is to expand the knowledge and experience of the selected student in obstetrical and gynecological education and in patient care in the United Kingdom. The scholarship will last for a four-week period and will be scheduled in the last half of the student’s fourth year of medical school, usually in the month of TBD.

    Selection will be based on:

    • an application letter,
    • a interest in obstetrics and gynecology as a future career,
    • a written essay of 500 words or less identifying why the Cambridge Scholarship is desired, and
    • a personal interview with the selection committee.

    Application and written essay will be due by noon on TBD.

    The scholarship is a $1,700 cash award that is meant to cover part of the cost of airfare, room, and board and will be given to the selected student prior to his/her departure to Cambridge.

    Deadline for the 2009 scholarship application is TBD, 12:00 noon. Materials should be submitted to the College of Medicine Global Programs Office (1187A MERF) on or before that time. Interviews will take place in TBD.

    For further information, please contact:

    Robin Paetzold, Director of Global Programs 

    Pamela Funke, OB/GYN Clerkship Coordinator  

    Dr. Marygrace Elson, OB/GYN Clerkship Director  

    Read some of the students' reports about their experiences in Cambridge.