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Medical Students are eligible for grants of up to $500 to offset the personal expense of travel to academic meetings in which the student is presenting research findings. The grants are subject to the availability of funds and approval by the Medical Student Council. An application form can be downloaded from this site and returned to the School of Medicine's Office of Student Affairs. The Medical Student Council meets on Mondays at noon throughout the academic year.
The Thomas J. Brooks, Jr., MD, Endowed Fund in Preventive Medicine was established in 2008 to honor the first chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine. The fund is used to support projects which, through education and educational travel, may attract medical students into careers in preventive medicine, epidemiology, and public health. For example, funds may be used to cover:
This is a 6 to 8 week rotation for senior medical students which provides an introduction to preventive medicine, public health, and the principles of applied epidemiology. Participants learn through hands-on experience working on a current public health project, and are mentored by experienced CDC staff. During the elective, participants may:
Omni Med, a private, non-profit organization, has developed a model in which U.S. health volunteers train Ugandan community health workers (“VHTs”) in several areas of primary care and prevention, such as malaria, maternal-child health, sanitation, and clean drinking water. Volunteers complete a comprehensive online training course that provides: an orientation to the Mukono District; full preparation to train VHTs; health and safety issues; and a broad-based understanding of global health inequality. Most volunteers will remain in country for one month.
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