Global Health Fellowship


The Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) supports overseas, clinical work in low technology and resource settings dependent upon a trainee’s physical diagnosis skills. Trainees are not merely an observer on site – rotations should be an asset to the staff at the receiving location and support or add to the services provided. Faculty career physicians may apply to conduct global health site development.


  • Physicians-in-training who will have completed at least their second year of residency at Stanford may apply; rotations must be scheduled for a minimum of 6 weeks
  • Chief residents and fellows may apply for rotations scheduled for a minimum of 6 weeks
  • Faculty career physicians may apply for visits of at least 2 weeks
  • Trainee rotations less than 6 weeks, must be preapproved by Dean Michele Barry
  • Trainees and/or their faculty mentors or advisors must have a long-standing relationship at the proposed site

Applicants need to complete the information form and supplemental application materials for approval.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be received at least 90 days prior to proposed departure date. Please note, applications will not be reviewed between November 15-January 15.

Submit completed applications to:

Denishia Clark

Allow at least 5 business days for approval and next steps.

Please note applicants may be required to schedule an advising meeting with CIGH before approval.

Approval status and funding amount may vary based on site location and length of clinical rotation.

Faculty career physicians, completed applications include the information form, CV, proposed budget and signature.

Upon approval, applicants are required to follow the pre-departure guidelines and checklist provided by CIGH.

Trainees must complete all of the steps listed below for an application to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Completed applications include the following 8 items:

  1. Signature and Acknowledgment (page 2)
  2. Information Form (pages 3-4)
  3. Department Approval: Residents and Fellows are required to include a letter of support from your Stanford clinical faculty mentor, or a letter from your program director
  4. Graduate Medical Education (GME) Application for Away Rotation
    1. Check No for "Do you need malpractice coverage?"
    2. Leave the DOI section blank; this will be signed later by the GME director
    3. Complete the PLA with signatures from the host director and program director
    4. For the PTA, please select the Stanford Medicine Global Scholars program.
    5. Please do not submit this form to GME until approved by CIGH
  5. Letter of Support from sponsor/mentor at the host institution on letterhead, including:
    1. Description of the hospital
    2. Description of the applicant’s responsibilities, include the portion of time in an outpatient site vs. an inpatient site
    3. Whether the hospital has hosted Stanford residents; and if yes, please provide details such as names and dates
    4. A statement on this collaboration with Stanford (short or long-term) and/or willingness to host future Stanford physicians
    5. A statement that confirms the applicant’s visit is supervised and host will complete a mentor evaluation form at the end of the rotation
    6. Letters may be submitted to the applicant or CIGH directly (via email or mail):

      Denishia Clark
      Stanford University CIGH
      300 Pasteur Drive, Grant Building S-101
      Stanford, CA 94305-5109

  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. Core Competencies - applicant may write their own or modify the template provided in the application
  8. Proposed budget - include estimated flight expenses, housing, vaccines, and travel medications. Please note that funding support is not guaranteed to cover the full-proposed budget.
    1. List current funding for clinical research or overseas travel that may be applied to this rotation.
    2. If you have traveled overseas for clinical work in the past 24 months, please describe what entity provided the funding.


Current Fellows

Carlos Gomez, MD
University of Pittsburgh