UVa Faculty Mentor Information
In-Country Host Mentor Information
The Dean's/Center for Global Health Scholar Award in Medicine provides funds for University of Virginia medical students who have completed their clinical clerkships to engage in an overseas elective experience. Traditionally, scholars work in a tropical developing country for a minimum of six weeks. Students interested in international health experiences are encouraged to explore existing or potential collaborations that exist through the University of Virginia's strong ties with Ghana, Tanzania or Guatemala. You must also identify a UVA and onsite mentor to help you in your plans and education.
The scholarship provides partial support for transportation expenses. Scholarship applicants should provide the Selection Committee with an essay of no more than two pages addressing the following:
1. Purpose and goal in seeking this elective experience;
2. Background of interest, prior research, or public health experience and experiences in other countries or cultures;
3. Educational and work experience, community service, honors and awards;
4. Language training and skills if applicable (especially Portuguese, Spanish or French);
5. Planned itinerary dates and location of elective; UVA and on site preceptor; and duties and objectives of elective
Estimated Budget including vaccines, health insurance, evacuation insurance, requisite visas, international airfare, meals, and lodging, project supplies and the actual total cost of your project. Standard Dean's/CGH awards are $1000 for electives in Africa and Asia and $500 for the Americas.
Itinerary including in-country travel, and other elective activities.