Virtual Global Health Elective Scholarship

The CFHI Virtual Global Health Elective offers inter-professional trainees a unique opportunity to build key Global Health competencies. Students will explore global and public health issues broadly, highlighting how health systems around the world deliver healthcare in a variety of environments, examining cultural interplays, developing agility for making health care decisions in diverse settings, and expanding self-awareness. 

This elective is intended to be a full-time, four-week commitment. The elective contains both live sessions with peers and international faculty members and self-paced readings, assignments, and group work. Participants will produce a final e-portfolio compiling all completed assignments and serving as a key component for successful elective completion. 

CFHI offers two types of full tuition scholarships to cover 100% of the cost for the virtual elective: 

1. Scholarship for financial need

Eligibility: You can apply to the virtual elective scholarship if you meet the following criteria:

  1. Being a health professions student who is taking clinical training or will have completed clinical training by the time of taking the elective.  Alternatively, being a care practitioner in a clinical setting. 
  2. Being able to commit to the full-time requirements of the program
  3. Having English fluency to be able to read, write, listen and speak in academic English.
  4. Having the time to attend at least 90% of live sessions.
  5. Having access to strong Internet connectivity to have both audio and video on if it is required. 

2. Refugee scholarship

Ellegibility: In addition to those, you are eligible to award a refugee scholarship if you meet the following criteria: 

  1. Provide evidence that you have been a final-year medical student or a graduate of medical school in good academic standing.
  2. Have terminated training due to political unrest in country of study.
  3. Be able to provide proof of refugee status granted in 2022 or 2023.

Award Details: $495 (full program fee for the Virtual Global Health Elective).

How to apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an application form. Click on "Apply Here" below. 

2023 Application Deadlines: 

Elective start date: July 3, 2023 - Scholarship application deadline: May 15, 2023

Contact the program's Teaching Assistant, Tania Martínez, with questions. 

Apply here!