The Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program annually selects up to 40 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 Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars will receive, upon completion of the rotation, a travel award ranging from $3,000 - $3,500 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.
Field Experience leading to Certification in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) encourages professional development in the fields of clinical tropical medicine and travelers health, having established a mechanism for individual certification. The ASTMH has also certified training programs and administers an examination leading to the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health. Their diploma course pathway for individual certification includes a requirement of "two months cumulative experience working overseas in a patient care setting in the tropics." Experience gained as a Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar will fill all or part of this requirement and facilitate certification once other criteria are met. Additional information on the ASTMH certification process can be obtained by visiting the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.