Oportunidad de investigación internacional para estudiantes graduados y de medicina

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Para aquellos interesados en investigacion clinica o de salud global, estas becas de un año proveen apoyo para viajar y conducir investigacion en países en desarrollo... http://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/overseasfellowship/ La fecha límite para solicitar es diciembre 3, 2009 ****************** Summary An exciting international opportunity for graduate-level U.S. students in the health professions is now available. A limited number of fellowships are being offered through NIH's Fogarty International Center (FIC) and the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows (FICRS-F) Support Center at Vanderbilt to experience mentored clinical research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries. This is a unique opportunity for the next generation of U.S. investigators to gain invaluable experience and training in global health issues and international collaboration. This opportunity is designed primarily for students with advanced standing in a U.S. medical or osteopathic school, or enrollment in a doctoral-level program at a U.S. school of public health, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, nursing or dentistry. Other Ph.D. students in the health sciences may be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Ph.D. candidates must have completed their Master's-level coursework and be post-comprehensive exams; all other professional doctoral degree candidates must have completed their basic science courses and one year of clinical clerkship prior to the start of the fellowship year. Medical students are encouraged to apply during their third year of medical school. Eligible candidates must have student status at the time of application. Criteria for selection will include a strong interest in and potential for a career in international health and exemplary academic qualifications. In addition, students must have the academic support of their home institution and the support of a committed mentor. Purpose To provide unique clinical research training opportunities to U.S. graduate health professions students in international settings. Objectives This program will take advantage of the training opportunities provided by the development of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-associated networks for international research in infectious diseases, child health, mental health, cancer and other fields. Such international clinical research experiences during a student's formative professional life will encourage the pursuit of careers in clinical research. Mechanisms of Support Accepted trainees will be provided a stipend of $25,000 per year with additional funds to cover travel to and from the site, insurance, and educational materials. Each participating international site will receive funds for programmatic support, including mentoring and administration and some laboratory costs, and support of in-country trainee programs. Additional funds will be provided to support a trainee from the international site who will be "twinned" with the U.S. trainee. Performance Period If selected as a finalist, the applicant will travel to Washington, D.C. for the Annual Program Selection Conference held on the NIH campus in late February / early March 2010, at which final selections will be made. The program will cover round-trip travel costs for finalists from their home airport to Bethesda, MD. After a two-week orientation program in July (also to be held on the NIH campus) and a subsequent "mini-orientation" session at their respective U.S. Institution, trainees will start their year abroad August 1, 2010 (any change in the start date must be cleared by the principal investigator of the training program and the program officer at the Fogarty International Center). After completion of the research training year, the alumni trainees will continue to be mentored by their home institutions and will be asked to return to Bethesda, MD to present their findings at the next year's Annual Program Selection Conference. In addition, the completion of a brief annual survey about their current career decisions (outcomes such as training and research, awards, publications, and employment) will be required. Eligibility This opportunity is designed primarily for advanced-level medical students at U.S. medical schools and doctoral-level students at U.S. schools of public health. Eligible students will be from: * accredited schools of medicine * accredited osteopathic schools * accredited schools of public health * accredited dental schools * accredited nursing schools * accredited schools of veterinary medicine * accredited pharmacy schools * accredited optometry schools Other Ph.D. students in the health sciences may be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Eligible candidates must have student status at the time of application. Ph.D. candidates must have completed their Master's-level coursework and be post-comprehensive exams; all other professional doctoral degree candidates must have completed their basic science courses and one year of clinical clerkship prior to the start of the fellowship year. Medical students are encouraged to apply during their third year of medical school. Criteria for selection will include strong interest in and potential for a career in international health as well as exemplary academic qualifications. In addition, students must have the academic support of their home institution and a committed mentor. Where to Direct Inquiries Please read Frequently Asked Questions concerning this program. Additional questions about the program should be directed to: Tanya P. Smith Manager, FICRS Program Association of American Medical Colleges 2450 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20037 fic-fellowship@aamc.org tel: 202-828-0481 fax: 202-828-1125 Katy Carkuff Program Specialist, FICRS Program Association of American Medical Colleges 2450 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20037 fic-fellowship@aamc.org tel: 202-862-6206 fax: 202-828-1125

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