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Stanford Medicine Global Scholars Program

Independent Away

Program Overview

The Stanford Medicine Global Scholars (Independent Away) Program supports residents or fellows who are committed to working overseas in low technology settings. The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health provides funding for trainees who will  be an asset to the staff at the receiving location and support or add to the services provided. Global Scholars are not mere observers in the host location.

Any Stanford resident or fellow may apply for an independent overseas elective rotation in any specialty. The trainee or the trainee’s advisor must have an existing, long-standing relationship at the proposed site for the application to be considered. Stanford faculty involved in overseas site development may also be considered for independent funding and must commit to at least two weeks towards site development.

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Physicians-in-training who completed at least their second year of residency at Stanford

Application Information

Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to requested departure. For residents and fellows, rotations must be scheduled for a minimum of six weeks.