Global Health Center

Global Health Fellowships

NEW: GHF PROGRAM UPDATES - UPDATED REGULARLY AS NEW INFORMATION COMES IN!  

Students applying for Global Health Fellowships: Please fill out and submit these forms: 

   

   Waiver Form (PDF)        Emergency Contact Information       Code of Conduct         GHF Application 2017  

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 Stipend:  Fellowship stipends are designed to cover a reasonable portion of the expenses of a student elective.   An estimated budget is required to be submitted along with the application and other required documents (see above) for your fellowship. Expenses that can be included in the budget are: airfare, program expense, visa, and lodging (if a separate cost from the program expense).   Expenses that CANNOT be included in the budget are: food, personal items, and prescription items.   

There are maximum awards for fellowships (without supplemental financial need): contact the GHF office for more information. 

Students can be provided with additional funding if there is a documented financial need.  If there is a need for further funding then the Financial Need portion of the Global Health Fellowship application should be completed and submitted.  No supplemental funds will be awarded without this financial need information. 

 Einstein/Montefiore Travel Service (Infectious Diseases Division) :  Students are responsible for submitting insurance information to the clinic.  Students are responsible for any co-payment  and administrative charges.  Students awarded a travel stipend will have reimbursement provided for the cost of any vaccines for travel that are NOT COVERED by insurance.  The Global Health Fellowship program will only cover the costs for vaccines given by the Einstein Montefiore Travel Service (Infectious Diseases Division).  The travel clinic is located at 1250 Waters Place, Bronx, NY 10461 and the number is 866 633 8255 to make appointments for travel shots. The only providers that are accepting these appointments here are Dr. Uzma Sarwar, Dr. Weiss and Dr. Kerry Murphy.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR PROJECTS ABROAD  

  • Apply directly to the program you are interested in.
  • When 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 March 31st, students going overseas should try to submit completed applications by mid 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 global@einstein.yu.edu.

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!

INFORMATION: Jill Raufman, MS MPH, Director, Medical Student Global Health Programs, Block 505, 718 430 3518 , jill.raufman@einstein.yu.edu
 

Fellowship Program Updates 

New and updated information (1/28/2017)

International Service Learning:  can create a custom Einstein team lasting 4 weeks for MSI’s and a custom individual 8 week program for MSIV’s

Proyecto Peru: adding a new option, 2 weeks in Cusco and 2 weeks in a rural area

Himalayan Health: Kosher food and travel restrictions can be accommodated; if you still have questions and would like to apply before questions are answered,  it is fine to submit application without deposit   

 Dr. Frederick Kaskel – leading a trip to Vietnam approximately 3rd week of June.  Will attend  Pediatric Nephrology conference in Da Nang with Dr. Kaskel 6/21-6/24, and then shadow at Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children for one week, and another hospital at a different location for another week.   Students will have supervision from head of hospital and also residents.  Contact Dr. Kaskel with questions.                  

  Dr. Andrew Peredo: Students will be spending the first 4 week module of the 2nd year (June 12 - July 7, 2017) on the Jacobi burn service participating in teaching rounds and surgery and following patients in the outpatient department, including assisting the fellows with emergency consultation. There will be pertinent didactic presentations as well. The week of June 18 -25, 2017 will be spent in La Paz, Bolivia under the supervision of Jacobi faculty.   Goal: surgical mission for under-served, indigenous population of Bolivia, to perform reconstructive burn and plastic surgical procedures; e.g., release of contractures, correction of cleft lip deformities, etc. The goal for the students are to help with pre-operative screening and observe/assist in surgery (consistent with the restrictions imposed by Montefiore/Einstein legal affairs) as well as helping in the immediate post-op recovery phase. There are goals of visiting a burn center/clinic as well as having the medical students spend a day or two with Bolivian medical students. 

 

Applying for a Global Health Fellowship

If you would like to speak with a student who has participated in a specific program, contact: global@einstein.yu.edu.

Summer Fellowship
Two types of global health opportunities are available to students during the summer after their first year:

a) Summer Project Fellowships in Research, Community Health and Public Health- 4-8 week programs abroad; fellowship stipend varies.

b) Spanish language training/clinical experience (summer)- 4 week programs in South and Central America and Mexico with fellowship stipend available.

The Spanish program deadline is generally in December, and the Summer Project Fellowship deadline is generally in April.

Senior GH Fellowship
A minimum two-month stay is required for fellowship support given during the fourth year. No exceptions are made. If the global health program includes training in Medical Spanish, this must be done in addition to the two-month stay.  Application deadline is April 15th.

REGISTRATION WITH INTERNATIONAL SOS IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAVEL. www.internationalsos.com 

 
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