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Research and International Fellowship Training Programs

Research and International Fellowship Training Programs

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Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program – This program is a one-year clinical research training program for graduate-level U.S. students in the health professions. This is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries. 


The FICRS program is designed primarily for students meeting all of the following qualifications:

  • A strong interest in, and potential for, a career in international health activities and/or clinical research.
  • Advanced standing in a U.S. medical, osteopathic or dental school; or enrollment in a doctoral-level program at a U.S. school of public health, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. Other Ph.D. students in the health sciences may be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must have strong academic records and must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Ph.D. candidates must have completed their Master's-level coursework. All other professional doctoral degree candidates must have completed their basic science courses and one year of clinical clerkship prior to the start of the fellowship year. 
  • Support of their home academic institution, including a committed mentor.

Each Fellowship will be for a one year period. The term will begin with an intensive orientation program on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD in July. This will be followed by approximately 10+ months of intense research training at the international site.


CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship, endowed by the O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust, is designed to encourage students to think of public health in a global context. Established in 1999, the fellowship provides an opportunity for third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students to gain public health experience in an international setting. Hubert fellows spend six to twelve weeks in a developing country working on a priority health problem in conjunction with CDC staff. Through these experiences, students establish relationships with, and receive training from, recognized experts from CDC and other national and international health agencies. Examples of students’ past experiences include:


  • Health outcome evaluation of various home drinking water treatment and storage methods in Guatemala
  • Review of antiretroviral therapy in private practice, Kenya
  • Study of the epidemiology of Lassa Fever in rural Guinea, West Africa
  • Development of surveillance systems for surgical site infections, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in a tertiary surgical center in Hanoi, Vietnam


Each year, a limited number of fellows are selected to participate in the program and receive a stipend to cover travel costs. Fellowship opportunities vary each year.


Application for the 2010-2011 fellowship class will be open from January 18, 2010 - February 19, 2010.

For more information, please e-mail


American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine Dr. Benjamin H. Kean was a renowned teacher, researcher and practitioner of tropical medicine whose mentorship and support helped many medical students and physicians-in-training begin and sustain careers in tropical medicine. He believed that early hands-on experience in the tropics was the best way to stimulate such careers, and he was instrumental in helping many medical students obtain these experiences.


The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has established a fellowship in Dr. Kean's name, administered by the ASTMH Clinical Group (American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health - ACCTMTH), that will provide travel expenses for medical students who arrange clinical tropical medicine or tropical medicine research electives in areas afflicted by tropical diseases. Round-trip airfare (best-price ticketing) and up to $1000 toward living expenses will be provided. Kean Fellows will be required to prepare and present reports describing their activities.



Applicant must:

·            Be a full-time student in a North American accredited school of medicine at the time of the application and at the time of the elective.

·            Propose an elective in tropical medicine research or training in clinical tropical medicine, including at least one month at a site endemic for tropical communicable disease.


Important notes:

The fellowship does not support electives in non-tropical areas or participation in organized didactic courses. Applications indicating less than one month at the tropical site will be automatically declined.


Preference will be given to:

· Applicants sponsored by a member of the ASTMH Clinical Group (American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health - ACCTMTH)

· Applicants proposing electives lasting longer than one month

· Applicants who have not had previous extensive overseas experience

· Applicants who propose to study tropical communicable diseases other than HIV/AIDS 



Doctors Without Borders Internship Program Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is pleased to announce its paid Internship Program. Interns gain practical work experience and support the work of our Communications, Development, Program, Human Resources (both for the field and the office), and Executive departments. Interns also gain a basic introduction to the field of international medical humanitarian aid and advocacy. All internships will take place in our New York office and will be paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour.


Global Health Effectiveness Program at Harvard  Developed by GHD and co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, the Global Health Effectiveness Program at Harvard (GHE) is an intensive 3 week summer session where health care professionals at all career levels learn how to effectively design, manage, evaluate and improve health care programs and services in resource-limited settings. Co-directed by Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Joseph Rhatigan, MD, and Rebecca Weintraub, MD, GHE consists of two credit-granting courses and one seminar taught by Harvard faculty and global health experts.


To supplement classroom learning, GHE students utilize a private GHD Alumni community on GHDonline where they can pursue discussions with fellow students and faculty, access course materials, share resources, and connect with past GHD alumni from all courses and programs thereby linking them to a larger community of global health implementers. As explained by Dr. Lubna Samad, Class of 2009, “With the GHE 2009 course and GHDonline, the opportunity starts now! If three years down the road I start an initiative in Pakistan in which I want a wider community of people who understand global health to join in, it would just make sense for me to go on GHDonline.”


  • GHE Courses and Seminar (subject to change)

• Epidemiologic Methods for Global Health (2.5 credits) covers introductory level epidemiology and a biostatistics primer introducing basic principles of statistics, with a specific focus on problems related to global health. Faculty: Mary Kay Smith-Fawzi, ScD, Epidemiologist, Partners In Health; Instructor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School


• Seminar on Principles of Management in Global Health educates students in the fundamental principles of organizational behavior, strategy, operations management, leadership and financial accounting relevant for work in leading global health programs. Faculty: Rebecca Weintraub, MD, Executive Director, Global Health Delivery Project


• Studies in Global Health Care Delivery (2.5 credits) engages students in the analysis of Harvard case studies that describe efforts to improve health care delivery in resource-poor settings. Classroom discussion of these cases illuminate principles and frameworks for the design of efficient and effective global health interventions. Faculty: Joseph Rhatigan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Social Medicine and Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Partners In Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital


  • GHE Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to participate in this program and are there any prerequisites?
The GHE program seeks mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to global health with a background in health care or a related field. Most of our students hold a doctoral or master’s degree in a health-related field and/or have at least three years of relevant experience. International students are encouraged to apply.


May I take only one course, such as the management seminar?
Only those students enrolled in the GHE program may participate in the management seminar.


What is the cost of the program and is financial assistance available for applicants without funding?
The cost of the courses, including registration and fees, is approximately $4,400. A very limited amount of needs-based financial assistance is available.


What housing is available for students in this program?
Students will need to arrange their own housing during the program. Please refer to the Housing Resources Web page for some suggestions on finding housing.


Can I apply online?
Yes, you can apply online on the Harvard School of Public Health website.


Who can I reach for additional questions?
Please send questions with detailed contact information by email: We will respond as soon as possible. Thank you.


Weill Cornell Global Health Curriculum Fellowship and Internship -


Spring and Summer Internships


Interns are given significant responsibilities within the Global Health Curriculum’s ongoing projects. Interns work closely with the Members of the Global Health Curriculum Steering Committee. Duties include conducting literature reviews; writing and editing documents; creating databases; communicating with upcoming lecturers, Grand Round speakers, and clinical preceptors; assisting in grant applications; performing administrative tasks and providing logistical support for conference calls and large meetings. Interns could include undergraduates, medical and public health students as well as others with experience in community service. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.


Global Health Fellowship


Under the direction of the Associate Dean and the Director of the Office of Global Health Education, this position provides the overall direction for all activities related to management, coordination, and development of the Global Health Curriculum/ Concentration. Works closely with the Associate Dean, the GHC Steering Committee and the Program Committees to ensure that the program meets student voiced needs and concerns and to develop policies and goals related to the program. Works to expand global health curricula and project efforts on a state-wide basis. Acts as a resource to students interested in global health.


UCSF Masters of Science in Global Health The Global Health Sciences (GHS) MS degree is a one year, four-quarter program designed for students or practitioners in a health science profession or related field who wish to achieve mastery and leadership skills in the emerging field of global health. Graduates are prepared for leadership careers in international health policy, health care, research and development.


More than 70 faculty members from UCSF’s four professional schools (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing) and the Graduate Division, as well as from the UC Global Health Institute teach and mentor the masters students. Courses emphasize hands-on global health practice through lectures, seminars, case studies and fieldwork. Throughout the courses and seminars, faculty incorporate the trans-disciplinary nature of global health so that students comprehend the many perspectives of global health problems and their solutions. The learning environment emphasizes faculty involvement, peer teaching, problem-solving, and discussion.


A unique aspect and strength of our program is the high faculty to student ratio. The entire class of 30 students attends the lecture together and then divides into smaller seminar groups; each student having ample opportunity to actively participate in discussions, debates, and case study analyses. Faculty are easily accessible to students in class, through office hours, by appointment and by e-mail.


A cornerstone of the program is a yearlong seminar dedicated to preparing students for fieldwork (which takes place in the spring quarter) by emphasizing project management, study design, practicalities of field research, and cultural sensitivity.


American Medical Student Association Global Health Scholars Program The Global Health Scholars Program (GHSP) is a comprehensive 7-month-long program created to inspire those medical, premedical, and public health students who are interested in pursuing internationally oriented careers in the health professions. This year, the Global Health Scholars Program curriculum is designed to examine the ongoing evolution of international health in the context of globalization. Through critical analysis of the literature, peer discussions and conference calls with vocal advocates for global development and change, scholars will be given the opportunity to cultivate personal insight into this exciting field. The curriculum will place particular emphasis on exploring emerging challenges, potential solutions, and issues of global health governance in the changing landscape and scope of international medicine and public health. Throughout the program, the scholars will be encouraged to apply what they learn through advocacy projects, creative writing exercises and peer education.


Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Tropical Disease Institute - The International Research Training program evolves from 10 years of experience providing multidisciplinary training in research methodology to students from the USA, Europe and Latin America. The course takes place in the context of the efforts by the Tropical Disease Institute to combat Chagas disease in Ecuador. The course will provide participants with a solid background and skills to conduct interdisciplinary research in an international setting, while improving their Spanish language skills. This will be achieved through onsite lectures on applied research methodology. The Tropical Disease Research Program field activities will provide practical training on the many aspects related to multidisciplinary field research implementation within the Chagas disease research project.


Duke Global Health Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship – The Duke Global Health Institute is committed to training the next generation of professionals who will lead innovative global health programs, conduct cutting-edge research and work to reduce global health disparities. Working with with schools, departments, centers and other institutes across campus, DGHI supports a focused portfolio of signature research initiatives on emerging global health themes, and facilitates and supports interdisciplinary programs and collaboration in the areas of research, education, service and policy.  


To further its research mission, DGHI began supporting postdoctoral fellowships in July 2008. To date, DGHI has supported three Postdoctoral Fellows with varying specialties and geographic areas of interest that extend worldwide. The program is directed by DGHI Associate Director of Research and Professor of Medicine John Bartlett, and each fellow works under the mentorship of a DGHI Faculty Member or other Duke faculty whose research focuses on one or more of DGHI’s signature research initiatives.



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