AMSA Global Health Scholarship

In alignment with CFHI's commitment to delivering the best global health programs, we are excited to present the CFHI AMSA Global Health Scholarship. We will award one scholarship worth $975 for a 4+ week virtual internship or virtual practicum taking place in 2022.

AMSA - American Medical Student Association is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. 

More about AMSA: 

Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation’s health. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians.

Joining AMSA, you become part of a vital force. AMSA is committed to improving the lives of medical students like you, in big ways and small. AMSA is about more than just improving medical student lives.

AMSA is giving power to medical students to take action and create change about issues that they care about. It’s the presence of visionary medical students and their energy that makes AMSA such a powerful organization.e of future physicians who believe that patients and health professionals are partners in the management of health care and that access to high-quality health care is a right and not a privilege. At AMSA, student idealism is transformed into meaningful public service, innovation and institutional change.

Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate program who plans to participate in a virtual CFHI program taking place in 2022. Applicant must be an AMSA member. Student must also demonstrate a proven commitment to global health and accurately portray how a CFHI program will make her/him a better future physician.

How to apply: Applicants will be asked to upload the following:

1. Scholarship essay

2. Letter of recommendation (professional or academic)

3. Personal CV (Curriculum Vitae) 

Award Details: One student will be selected to receive a $975 award that will go toward the program fee of a 4-week CFHI Virtual Global Health Education Program taking place in 2022. To review the possible virtual opportunties, please visit the webpages for CFHI Virtual Global & Public Health Internships and CFHI Virtual Global Health Practicums.

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Previous Recipients: 

Amanda Amen is a 4th year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis where she completed a major in Anthropology with a concentration in Global Health and minors in Biology and Arabic. She will begin an emergency medicine residency at UCLA Ronald Reagan/Olive View medical centers in July, 2020 and is interested in global health, social emergency medicine, and critical care. She participated in the Community and Tropical Medicine program in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. 
Sara Fassio is a 4th year medical student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She received her undergraduate degrees in Microbiology and Spanish from Oregon State University, where she participated in a CFHI program in Ecuador as a premed. Her interests lie in women's health, advocacy, and global health with the goal of improving access to care and addressing healthcare disparities. She will be participating in the Hospital Medicine in Latin America program in Córdoba, Argentina. 

Paul Chakkaphak is a first year medical student at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is from Jacksonville, FL and received his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. After completing his degree, Paul worked in several fields before discovering an interest in medicine while traveling in various parts of Texas and northern Mexico. He is passionate about using his medical degree as a means to serve those disadvantaged and medically-underserved communities which first inspired him. He will be participating in the Intensive Beginner Spanish and Healthcare Program in Oaxaca, Mexico, with the goal of better preparing himself to work with Spanish speaking patients in his future practice.