This program annually selects physicians during their residencies and career physicians for six-week rotations at one of our mentored sites outside the US.
The Stanford/Yale Global Health Scholars Program annually selects physicians during their residencies and career physicians for six-week rotations at one of our mentored sites outside the US. Rotations are largely directed at clinical experiences, service and teaching, as opposed to research.
The funded scholars will receive, upon completion of the rotation, a travel award ranging from $3,000 – $4,000 based on their site assignment. This financial support will serve as partial reimbursement for travel and living expenses incurred during the rotation. All scholars are required to participate in program evaluation upon completion of the rotation.
The Stanford/Yale Global Health Scholars Program main home page is managed by Yale. Visit the Yale page to learn more about the history of the program, past scholars, and to access resources once accepted.
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Physicians-in-training who will have completed at least their internship year of residency training in accredited US programs in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Emergency Medicine by July 2024 are eligible to apply for the 2024-25 program year. Very few applicants are selected to carry out a rotation during their PGY2 year; we prefer to send Scholars during their PGY3 or 4 years, when they have more to offer our partner sites. Those trained in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine are eligible to apply for select sites only. Applicants from US academic medical centers and community-based practices who are board-certified in any specialty are welcome to apply as Career Physicians. Chief Residents and Fellows from Yale or Stanford should apply as Career Physicians.
Please note: It is recommended that all Yale/Stanford Global Health Scholars be covered by malpractice insurance during their International Health Rotation. Both Yale and Stanford extend their residents’ coverage during approved IHE rotations.
Established international program rotations sites:
Domestic/Indian Health Services sites serving the Navajo Nation:
Learn more about the Stanford/Yale sites here.
The application process is managed by Laura Crawford at Yale University. If you have questions specific to the application, please email Laura – firstname.lastname@example.org. This information can also be found on the Yale website.
Application components may be emailed or sent by mail.
Submitting your application:
Please send as many components of the application at one time as possible, instead of piecemeal. Send to Laura Crawford, Program Administrator, by email or mail.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. To confirm the receipt of your packet, please contact Laura Crawford at email@example.com.
Stanford applicants can apply to rotate at any of the sites. Please note that these rotations require a commitment of six weeks, which does include travel time to and from the US. The number of weeks for the rotation is not negotiable. We will make site and date assignments based on the information in the application and on the needs of our sites. Please plan on scheduling vacation before or after your rotation, not during.
Selection is based upon site availability, dates which residents and senior physicians are available for rotations, and desired experiences. Previous international health experience is not a criterion for participation at the resident level.