The IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship 2023

Application for the International Association for Medical Assistants to Travel (IAMAT)-Violet Williams Travel Medicine Scholarship and the IAMAT-Robert “Haru” Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship is open for nurses and doctors in Africa.

The IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship is named in memory of Robert Haru Fisher, a committed IAMAT board member, and his partner Harukuni. 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.

This is one of two scholarships awarded to a doctor or nurse living and working in an African country, outside of South Africa. Preference will be given to practitioners with knowledge of travel medicine and the capacity to expand the practice in their country.

Benefits

IAMAT pays for the;

  • tuition,
  • educational materials,
  • local transportation, and
  • accommodations.

However, the recipient is responsible for transportation to South Africa and any additional miscellaneous costs. Upon successful completion of the course, IAMAT will reimburse the scholar for the airfare (economy class).

Eligibility

To qualify for the IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be living and working in a country in Africa where travel medicine is an emerging specialty, outside of South Africa
  • Have knowledge of travel medicine
  • have the capacity to expand travel medicine in the workplace and region/country
  • Prove excellent English writing and speaking proficiency

Selection

The IAMAT scholar will be chosen based on the following:

  • Knowledge of travel medicine
  • Capacity and commitment to expanding travel medicine in the workplace and region/country
  • Currently see travelers in your practice (inbound or outbound travelers)
  • Passionate about learning travel medicine best practices and teaching them to your colleagues and students
  • Proven excellent English writing and speaking proficiency.
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Application Process

Documents to be uploaded to The IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship portal are:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current certificate of medical or nursing registration
  • An essay of approximately 500 words explaining the following:
                       a. their interest in travel medicine
                       b. How do they plan to expand the field of travel medicine in their country or region
                       c. How the scholarship can assist them to achieve their professional goals?

 To apply for the IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship, click here.

Deadline: October 24, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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