The Summer International Health Fellowship (SIHF) is a four to eight week immersion and service program designed for undergraduate students pursuing health professions and recent graduates interested in medical school, nursing school, or physician assistant studies. First and second year medical students are also welcome. Participants will gain a unique perspective into global health through the SIHF program structure that includes: clinical exposure, community outreach efforts, as well as the completion of a SIHF project. The fellowship is unique in that it is a long-term experience with a cohort of students with similar interests in careers as physicians, physician’s assistants, as well as nurses and global health professionals. Fellows are paired together for program activities and are able to network and share their own experiences and goals.
In contrast to our shorter programs, SIHF’s immersive nature gives you a chance to form lasting relationships and view an underserved population from within. SIHF provides not only a valuable experience for resumes or medical school applications or to obtain clinical observation hours for graduate school requirements, but will also expand your knowledge and perspective on global health and sustainable community development programs.Additional Details: