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.

Please contact the program’s Teaching Assistant, Tania Martínez, if you have any questions.


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

Eligibility: In addition to those, you are eligible to be awarded 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 the country of study.
  3. Be able to provide proof of refugee status granted in 2022 or 2023.


Applicants need to upload the following:

  • Scholarship Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Personal CV (Curriculum Vitae)

Award Details

$495 (full program fee).


May 15, 2024 (Elective start date: July 1)

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