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Programs in Education

Stanford Global Child Health Travel Scholarship

Photo captions: Megan Quinn, MD, MPH on rotation in Nepal. Photo by Kelly Sanders, MD, MS.

Program Overview

The Stanford Global Child Health Travel Scholarship is for Stanford School of Medicine pediatric trainees and clinical medical students* who are committed to improving the quality of life for children around the world. Launched in 2009, the program has sent more than 100 physicians and trainees overseas to provide clinical care to children in low- and middle-income settings. Dr. Clea Sarnquist, DrPH MPH, directs this program.

Stanford pediatric residents, fellows, and faculty are eligible to obtain funding under this program for travel, housing, meals and immunizations for a six-week international rotation in Brazil, Ecuador, Ethiopia**, India, Nepal, and Uganda.

Application deadline: Dec. 10, 2022, 11:59 PM PT

*We are not accepting medical student applications for this cycle; applicants are encouraged to explore other opportunities, such as the MedScholars Traveling Scholars Program.

** This site is not available for the 2023-24 cycle.

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The David A. Zlotnick, MD Memorial Fund

The David A. Zlotnick, MD Memorial Fund was created in the Department of Pediatrics to encourage, develop, and support the volunteerism of Stanford medical students* interested in pediatrics, pediatric residents, and pediatric faculty members, with a preference for travel to Central and South America. The Fund aims to provide Zlotnick Scholars with experience, understanding, and satisfaction for lifelong contribution and leadership in the interest of children’s health. One scholar interested in a rotation in Central and South America will be selected from among the MDB scholars each year.

*Applications for medical student rotations are not being accepted at this time.

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Stanford residents, fellows, and faculty are eligible to obtain funding under this program. Selection of applicants will focus on those interested in becoming leaders in the field of global health long term. Scholarships are available for a minimum of six-week rotations at the below partner sites.

Funding under this program includes:

  • Travel
  • Accommodations
  • Pre-trip medical evaluation (physical exam, medications and immunization)
  • Additional health insurance coverage


  • Faculdade da Saúde e Ecologia Humana (FASEH): Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Cachamsi Program: Riobamba, Ecuador
  • Gondar Hospital: Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital: Gujarat, India
  • Patan Hospital: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Mulago Hospital: Kampala, Uganda

Please note all sites are subject to change due to rapidly evolving institutional, national, and global health challenges and policies.