GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE LOCATED IN EMED/SCHOOL LINKS/GLOBAL HEALTH! OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE BELOW.
The Global Health Fellowship programs were established to encourage Einstein students to participate in clinical, public health or research experiences in less developed and emerging nations in order to gain deeper understanding of how economic and sociocultural factors influence the health of individuals and populations; acquire knowledge about diseases that are unique or especially prevalent in these nations; and obtain insight into the organization and effectiveness of these nations' health care delivery and public health systems. Moreover, we expect that positive experiences abroad will encourage some students, after completion of their medical studies, to devote some component of their professional time to global medicine.
Travel awards are provided annually to students who participate in Spanish language training, community health, or research projects abroad during the summer between first and second year. Locations acceptable for fellowship supported projects include countries in South and Central America, Africa, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim.
During the senior year, a number of students receive travel awards to conduct clinical, public health, or research projects for periods of at least two months duration with many students choosing to spend considerably more time abroad. In the past, students completing their first year have received travel awards for summer projects and programs in Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia and Guatemala, among others. Some of the countries in which our senior global health fellows have done projects in are Uganda, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Nigeria, India and Thailand.
Fellowship stipends cover a good portion of the expenses, such as round-trip economy class air fare, tuition, fees and housing, plus co-payments for required vaccinations and prophylactic medications.. Please speak with Jill Raufman (email@example.com) for more information about fellowship stipends. Funding for programs of longer duration is decided on a case-by-case basis. Students planning to conduct clinical projects should complete the subinternship prior to going abroad. It may take several months to arrange an overseas project. It is therefore recommended that you begin the process no later than December 1 of your clerkship year. Information provided on this site should help get you started.
If you are interested in applying for fellowship support for projects conducted during your senior year, download the Senior GH Fellowship Application and other required documents (below). Complete them and submit print outs to Jill Raufman, by April 15 of your junior year. Some samples of submitted applications have been posted as guides (below).
Notes on Uganda Senior GH Fellowship
The application for the 2-month Uganda GH Fellowship does not require a project proposal nor budget (see below), but does require a discussion of why you are interested in Uganda and how you see the experience fitting into your development as a physician. The senior experience in Uganda integrates a clinical subinternship in tropical medicine with a Community medicine Project. The Project is nominated by the Ugandan community and selected by (paired) student teams. Thus, a specific project proposal is not required for the GHF application. Also the budget is standard and pre-determined. You need only make note of these features on the application. Additionally, the experience integrates significant ambulatory clinic, which counts as the MSIV ambulatory requirement. For more information about the Uganda project, please contact Dr. Jerry Paccione.