Stanford University
Center for Innovation in
Global Health  

Residents and Fellows

The Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) aims to enhance residents and fellows experience in both clinical and research experiences abroad by building capacity both locally and globally. We do this through three areas:

One of the missions of the CIGH is to provide residents with the opportunity to participate in field experiences abroad. This allows residents and fellows to participate in a paid clinical or research rotation abroad for six weeks and supplemented with a competitive stipend that includes airfare, meals, housing and vaccinations. In addition to pursuing their research objectives, Scholars get the chance to participate in clinical care and teach medical students abroad.

Our support extends beyond the established opportunities, The CIGH supports residents wishing to participate or pursue independent rotations. This program allows housestaff to identify a specific site and a particular mentor. (This opportunity is only offered to residents)

This program funds medical students for a period of six weeks to do a rotation at one of the program's sites in Malawi, Bangladesh and Nepal.

There are multiple opportunities for support and funding for residents and fellows interested in perusing clinical and research experiences abroad. The CIGH does not directly oversee or coordinate these programs, however the Office is happy to provide mentorship through the application process for the above programs.

"Hot" Topics in Global Health

A series of lectures open to residents held every 1st Wednesday of the month on a broad range of global health topics.

Seminar Series on Case-Based Tropical Medicine

The CIGH provides residents and fellows with a curriculum to further develop skills in diagnosing tropical medicine diseases as well as education on education on health care disparities abroad. This program is open to housestaff to advance their Global Health perspective during their training at Stanford.

Impact of Multinationals on Global Health

Seminar series include a case-based tropical medicine course that prepares students for clinical experiences in low-resource settings as well as a seminar series on the impact of multinationals on global health which includes a line-up of speakers to discuss their experiences in global health and multinationals.

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