Engaging in global health is not easy for medical students for two important reasons: time and cost. While there is little that can be done about the lack of time, UT Health San Antonio and the CMHE have made great efforts to reduce the individual burden of paying for global health experiences. We are fortunate that pur medical students engaged in global health currently have access to two funding sources on campus: the Dean's Travel Scholarship and the Student Education Enhancement Fund.
The Dean’s Travel Scholarship is made available by the Office of Student Affairs within Undergraduate Medical Education. This scholarship is available to eligible student (MSI-MSIV) enrolled in an elective course that emphasizes and prepares students for working in an overseas environment. For a list of electives that are offered by the CMHE and are approved by the Office of Student Affairs, please visit our Global Health Electives.
The Student Education Enhancement Fund (SEEF) is made available by the School of Medicine Alumni Association. Launched in 2009, the SEEF supports student-related educational causes, including tutoring services, summer research projects, community-service learning, global health, new equipment and enhacements to the School of Medicine. For more information about this source of funding and the application process, please contact Jason Rosenfeld or Bonnie Lewis at the CMHE.
There are also various state and federal funding opportunities and fellowships for global health. Visit our External International Elective Resources page for potential resources.