The Global Health Fellowship program was established to encourage Einstein students to participate in clinical, public health or research experiences in developing nations in order to gain a 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.
Students have the opportunity to participate in global health fellowships:
- During the summer between first and second year (minimum 4 weeks)
- During the fourth year (minimum 8 weeks)
- During the year between 3rd and 4th year
Fellowship stipends cover a good portion of the expenses; an estimated budget should be submitted along with the application.
MSIV’s 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 get you started.
If you are interested in applying for a global health fellowship, complete and submit the Global Health Fellowship application (see below), along with the other required documents (below), by April 15th.
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.
If you would like to speak with a student who has participated in a specific program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.