Summer/Research Opportunities (after 1st and
Funding: The Center for Global Health will accept proposals from 1st
year SOM students for the Center for Global Health University Scholar
In addition, the Center for Global Health Scholar Award in Medicine
is available to 4th year SOM students conducting international clinical
rotations. (see Center for Global Health: http://globalhealth.virginia.edu/).
Application: If a letter from
the Dean's Office is requested, download and fill out the Biosketch
form and bring the completed form to the Office for Student Affairs.
AAMC Clinical and Research Opportunities
This site lists
many opportunities offered by other medical schools in the U.S. or
Students" and click on "Show All" to see the complete
This site includes information about UVa's summer research program for
UVa medical students and well as national programs.
The University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine sponsors a limited
number of summer preceptorships to enable students to work with a primary
physician of their choice for seven weeks. A stipend of $1,200 is given
in June. Students must register in the Summer
Session for Summer Primary Care Preceptorship (MED 676) for insurance
reasons (no academic credit is earned). Reimbursement for summer tuition
at the successful completion of the 7 weeks by turning in the receipt
to the Dept. of Family Medicine. For more information, contact Wanda
Hudson firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dr. Steve Heim email@example.com.
Spanish in Costa Rica
The Adventure Education Center in Costa Rica is the most unique langauge immersion institute,
with three distinctive locations from which to choose, providing students with increased flexibility
and greater opportunities. AEC also has a swiftly growing Medical Spanish program, that is ideal
for Physicians, nurses or medical students.
American Medical Student Association
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the largest independent
national medical student organization. Many research opportunities
Community and Public Health
AMSA seeks to promote awareness and involvement in all areas related to
keeping communities healthy. See this site for opportunities.
Externship: MAP International
MAP Reader's Digest International Fellowships are for students who are
considering a career in international health in the context of medical
missions. Fellowship money covers approximately 75% of your plane, lodging
and food costs. Plan ahead -- this is for 4th year students only but application
must be made in your 3rd year!
International Federation of Medical
Students' Associations (AMSA-IFMSA)
AMSA-IFMSA is the American representative within the International
Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA). Founded in 1951,
IFMSA has 69 member
countries and is recognized by the United Nations and World Health Organization
as the official forum for medical students around the world that are
in global health issues. Many international research and clinical opportunities
are available -- cotact AMSA officers for more information.
International Health Medical Education
IHMEC is a consortium of faculty and health care educators dedicated to
international health education in U.S. and Canadian medical schools and
residency programs. Formed in 1991, its mission is to foster international
health medical education in four program areas - curriculum, clinical
training, career development, and international education policy. On their
web site check out Announcements,
Resources, and Conferences.
An example of trips available, is Medical Spanish offered by the University
Information is posted on the Student Source -- see Postings.