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Rotary International's Ambassadorial Scholarships
Deadline: May 14
Applicants for Academic-Year ($23,000 scholarship) and Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships need to carefully research five preferred study institutions and be willing to attend any of those five institutions. Sometimes candidates have difficulty researching their choices and feel limited to choosing one or two popular universities, but the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation are often unable to accommodate such requests. See their website for more information about the application and about acceptable institutions to attend.

UCLA Global Fellows Program
Deadline: February 20 of every year
The UCLA International Institute will appoint up to eight new Global Fellows per academic year, to commence residence on September 1, of every year. Fellows will be drawn from the arts and humanities (including literary studies and philosophy), the natural sciences (including engineering, medicine, and public health), and the social sciences (including law, public policy, and management). There is no citizenship requirement. Appointment as a Global Fellow will carry an annual salary of up to $50,000. Applications and nominations should be submitted on-line by the deadline. Further information is available at the website or by e-mail or tel. (310) 825-4921.

Global Health Fellows Program in Geneva
Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance
Deadline: November 27, 2006
Designed to equip students to join in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other pressing health challenges, the Global Health Fellows Program provides students with both an academic and experiential perspective on how inter-governmental institutions, public-private partnerships, and non-governmental organizations shape global health policy. The program combines internships, program-sponsored events throughout the summer in Geneva, and a course on global health issues. The program requires a minimum commitment of eight weeks, including attendance in the “Health Policy in a Globalizing World” course. Participants are responsible for securing their own public policy internships in Geneva, though the Program assists the students in securing them. The Program does not provide partial or full scholarships. Each student is responsible for program fee, room and board, airfare and other living expenses. More>

Internships with the World Health Organization - WHO Health and Human Rights
The health and human rights branch of the World Health Organization offers unpaid internships in the following areas: 1) developing and applying a rights-based approach to health in WHO; 2) advancing health as a human right; 3) supporting member states in applying a rights-based approach to health. Interns participate in different activities depending on interest and skills. If you are interested in doing an internship with the health and human rights team, please send a cover letter and a CV to Tanya Norton. For more information, please visit the WHO website.

Jewish Medical Ethics & Israel Summer Experience Program The New England Institute of Jewish Studies, in coordination with the Schlesinger Institute and Shaare Tzedek Medical Center
Deadline: March

This four-week summer program based in Jerusalem, Israel, combines the study of medical ethics, Jewish thought and tours of Israel to give medical students an overview on contemporary issues facing the Jewish people. The medical portion of the program includes hospital rounds. Students may apply to the Maimonides Scholars Fellowship to cover most of the Program's costs. For more information and an application, please visit www.neijs.org.

Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science
Summer Research Opportunities
UCSF School of Medicine
There are various summer opportunities in Obstetrics and Gynecology, including time in a basic research lab, a clinical research project, clinical community experiences, and international health opportunities. Contact: Patty Robertson.


International Directory of Reproductive Health Opportunities for Medical Students

ARHP works to improve reproductive health by strengthening medical education and health care services worldwide. The directory contains information on 43 sites in 29 countries and includes reproductive health statistics on each listed country. Medical students interested in gaining international medical experience in reproductive health, women's health, and family planning services should take advantage of this resource. More information.

Global Medical Rescue Services (GMRS): Training in Medicine, Rescue and Survival for Wilderness, Expedition and Remote Situations
Offered in conjunction with the University of Nebraska School of Medicine
GMRS offers a variety of unique medical training programs, unlike the typical wilderness medicine or W-EMT classes offered in the United States. The training emphasizes low tech, resource-limited and improvised solutions. Programs are offered in Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Greece, Costa Rica, Pakistan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, U.S. and New Zealand. See their website, www.gmrsltd.com/, for details, program schedule and deadlines. Students may be able to get elective or rotation credit.

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