Chi-Li Pao Foundation
Master of Public Health Fellowship

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care Chinese University of Hong Kong

CARE and the Chi-Li Pao Foundation have partnered with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to offer 1-2 outstanding Stanford medical students the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC).

The purpose of the Chi-Li Pao MPH Fellowship:

It is increasingly clear that the biggest contemporary health problems facing the world are complex and require global, cross-disciplinary solutions. To address this, there needs to be a paradigm shift in medical education towards a more international and collaborative approach.

This fellowship serves to promote international institutional collaboration and foster the innovation that results from bringing the perspectives of multiple professions and academic disciplines in different cultural settings to bear on global public health problems. This overseas degree program offers an opportunity for our future medical and public health leaders to gain the highest training and competence not only in cutting-edge science, but also the dedication and global perspective to be able to apply that science to benefit mankind.


  • One round-trip ticket from San Francisco to Hong Kong
  • Full tuition and a living stipend for one year in Hong Kong
  • Enrollment in a comprehensive co-curricular leadership development program set within CUHK
  • A robust network of faculty, students in public health, research, and medicine
  • Many opportunities for engagement with mentors and highly accomplished leaders in the public health space

The program’s value proposition extends, however, beyond financial support and academic development. The Chi-Li Pao Fellow will come together regularly with other students—both as a cohort and within the broader pool of the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) faculty, and within the Stanford Alumni Community and Bing Overseas Program in Hong Kong—for dinners, speakers, retreats, social events, and other practice- based learning opportunities. This multidisciplinary program is designed to enrich the Fellows’ professional training, develop leadership skills, and build new connections that will serve them beyond their years at Stanford and CUHK and will help form the basis for further collaboration between two great academic institutions.


We believe that this program can be transformative for the right Stanfrod medical student. See eligibility criteria below:

  • Current candidates for an M.D. degree at Stanford University. 
  • Established leadership abilities, intellectual distinction, academic achievement, and a commitment to public service.

To Apply:

Interested applicants must apply separately to both the Chinese University of Hong Kong MPH program and to the Chi-Li Pao Fellowship.

The CUHK application must be submitted through the Graduate School portal in addition to the CLP Fellowship application via CARE's Slideroom link. Links to both applications can be found below.

Applications NOW OPEN! Deadline to Apply for the 2024-2025 Academic Year: January 15th, 2024

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