Stanford University
Center for Innovation in
Global Health  

Gatenbein Medical Fund Fellowship

DACOR, an association of foreign affairs professionals located in Washington, DC launched the Gantenbein Medical Fund Fellowship in 2011. This fellowship program is open to first-year medical students from the three participating institutions. Its goal is to assist one American medical student, who has an interest in global health, with tuition and living expenses for their second year of medical school.

The process is such that each of the three schools participating in this fellowship will put forth one nominee. DACOR will interview all three and one will be chosen as the finalist. There is a possibility that if the medical student chosen maintains a stellar academic record and succeeds in extracurricular activities, that funding for the third year of medical school will be available.  
CIGH was honored to have been chosen amongst the medical schools across the country as one of the three participating schools.

$25,000 tuition stipend and $5,000 for living expenses for one academic year. Providing the recipient remains in good standing in both the medical school, support could be extended into the third and fourth years of the student's academic program.



  1. A curriculum vita prepared by the nominee. Must include date of birth and citizenship;
  2. A transcript including applicant's first quarter academic record at Stanford University School of Medicine and that of any other institution of higher learning that s/he may have attended;
  3. An essay of approximately 600 words expanding on the information provided in the curriculum vita, as appropriate, and covering such matters as special academic or other accomplishments, work experience, experience related to international affairs (e.g. foreign travel, foreign study, competence in foreign languages), career objectives and any other matters pertinent to the applicant's qualifications.


THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED. Please check back next year for this opportunity posting.

The 2012-2013 Gantenbein Medical Fund recipient is Rishi Mediratta, a first-year medical student at Stanford University. Learn more about Rishi here »

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