Students applying for Global Health Fellowships: Please fill out and submit these forms:
Waiver Form (PDF) Emergency Contact Information Code of Conduct GHF application 2016
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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR PROJECTS ABROAD
- Apply directly to the program you are interested in.
- For Spanish language programs, do not apply until after your essay is submitted and you are given the go-ahead .
- If accepted into a program, complete the Global Health Fellowship Application form. Attach the letter of acceptance to the application form.
- Although the regular application due date is April 15th, students going overseas should try to submit completed applications by the end of March in order to obtain funding at an earlier date. If deposits or other payments are required before then, you must use personal funds and be reimbursed later.
- Be sure to check the start date of the program you are interested in since you cannot depart until after your last final examination.
- Only one summer project fellowship is awarded per student (Either a research fellowship OR a global health fellowship). Minimum required length of stay is 4 weeks.
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.
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.
Other important forms: International Travel Health Clinic form - to be filled out and brought to clinic on day of visit.
Travel Visit Counseling
International SOS information: How to use and How to install app
SMART: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program - US Dept of State: Sign up before travel!