This program enables teachers of the basic medical sciences in medical schools abroad to teach and study for one academic year in medical schools in the United States. Awards are intended to enhance the faculty scholar’s knowledge and teaching skills in these sciences, stimulate international exchange of information in science and technology, and advance cultural understanding among medical educators. The fellowships are not intended to support research or a formal curriculum leading to a degree.
Candidates must have at least three years of teaching experience in the basic medical sciences, proficiency in the English language, and a guaranteed faculty position to return to upon completion of the fellowship. Fellows will be supervised by senior faculty at the U.S. host institution. The application may be submitted by a candidate or by the proposed U.S. host institution on behalf of the candidate. If a U.S. host institution has not been chosen, ECFMG will attempt to match the candidate with an appropriate U.S. institution. The candidate’s home country institution must endorse the proposed fellowship and provide the fellow a leave of absence.
The award provides $3,500 to the U.S. host institution, $2,500 to the foreign medical school, a stipend of $2,000 per month and round trip travel for the fellow, health insurance for the fellow and any accompanying family members, and travel to one meeting in the U.S during the fellowship year.
Applicants for the 199 5-96 program year will be available after January 1, 1995. The deadline for partial applications (those for which a U.S. sponsor has not been chosen) will be July 15, 1995. The deadline for complete applications will be December 31, 1995. Awards will be announced in May, 1996. Contact:
Magdalena Miranda, M.S.
Director, Program Planning and Development
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 475
Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone:(202) 293-9320 Fax: (202) 457-0751