The International Association for Medical Assistant to Travelers (IAMAT) calls for applications from young, fully licensed doctors and nurses for its Travel Medicine Scholarship.
The IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship is named in memory of Robert Haru Fisher, a committed IAMAT board member, and his partner Haruki. The scholarship is awarded to a doctor or nurse from an African country. The recipient participates in clinical observation and attends a travel medicine course offered by the South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM). After the course, the scholar returns home to teach their colleagues, improving healthcare for both travelers and local patients.
In addition to providing travel medicine services to travelers and local patients, past scholars have held workshops for clinic staff and local medical associations, expanded the travel medicine courses they teach at medical schools, and established travel medicine clinics. In the longer term, they have become clinic directors and immigration panel physicians, coordinated local and regional travel medicine networks, and continue to contribute valuable research on travelers’ health.
- IAMAT pays for the tuition,
- educational materials,
- local transportation, and
- Upon successful completion of the course, IAMAT will reimburse the scholar for the airfare (economy class).
- Are a doctor or nurse who are licensed to practice in their country of residence
- Live and work in a country in Africa or Latin America where travel medicine is an emerging practice
- Are passionate about learning travel medicine best practices and teaching them to their colleagues and students
- Currently see travellers in their practice (inbound or outbound travellers)
- Are fluent in English
- Are 45 years old or younger
Deadline: October 25, 2021.
For more information and application, visit the official site.