IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship

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IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship
IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship

IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship

Applications are invited for IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship.

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When is the Application Deadline:

25th October, 2021 at 11:59 pm CAT.

Tell Me About IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship:

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 in travel medicine and the capacity to expand the practice in their country.

The successful scholar will be sponsored by the Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship. The scholarship is administered on behalf of IAMAT by the South African Society of Travel Medicine. SASTM’s mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, including training and accrediting travel health professionals.

The scholar attends a 5-day travel medicine course offered by SASTM in association with the University of the Witwatersrand and participates in clinical observations for 3 days at the Travel Doctor clinic in Johannesburg. The intensive course looks at all aspects of travel medicine, including patient-centered care, pre- and post-travel health protocols, and case studies. Prior to the course, the scholars are expected to study the provided educational materials in order to facilitate participation in the course. The scholars must write 2 exams (at the beginning and end of the course) and submit a travel medicine project. A Certificate of Competence will be issued by the University of the Witwatersrand upon successful completion.

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What Type of Scholarship is this?

Grants

Who is Eligible for IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship?

  • Living and working in a country in Africa where travel medicine is an emerging specialty, outside of South Africa
  • Knowledge in travel medicine
  • Capacity to expand travel medicine in the workplace and region/country
  • Proven excellent English writing and speaking proficiency

How are Applicants Selected?

The IAMAT scholar will be chosen based on the following:

  • Knowledge of travel medicine
  • Capacity and commitment to expand travel medicine in the workplace and region/country
  • Currently see travellers in your practice (inbound or outbound travellers)
  • Passionate about learning travel medicine best practices and teaching them to your colleagues and students
  • Proven excellent English writing and speaking proficiency
  • Preference will be given to candidates 45 years of age or younger

Which Countries are Eligible?

African countries outside of South Africa

Where will Award be Taken?

South Africa

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship?

IAMAT pays for the tuition, educational materials, local transportation, and accommodations. 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).

How Long will the Program Last?

Course dates: May 4-8, 2022

Clinical observation dates: May 2-3 and 9, 2021 (two days prior and one day after the course – subject to date confirmation)

How to Apply for IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship:

Applications for this scholarship are now open. Please send COMPLETE applications to [email protected]

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