The IU Center for Global Health is accepting applications for the Summer 2022 Slemenda Scholars Program. Selected rising second-year IU School of Medicine students will complete an 8-10 week global health experience with AMPATH. AMPATH, the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare, is a partnership between academic health centers around the world to build public sector health systems and promote well-being.
During the program, Slemenda Scholars typically travel to Eldoret, Kenya and experience AMPATH Kenya by participating in rounds, collaborating on field projects and working alongside Moi University medical students. As a dual position with AMPATH and the IMPRS Summer Program, scholars participate in the IMPRS poster presentation and other IMPRS activities, as well as write blog posts and provide updates to AMPATH and IU School of Medicine websites. Associated travel costs are covered by the IU Center for Global Health and IMPRS.
We are hopeful that the scholars will be able to complete their experience in Kenya, but there is a possibility that it will be completed in Indianapolis depending on COVID-19 conditions near the anticipated start date. In this case, students will spend time learning about AMPATH and working on a global health project with Center for Global Health faculty.
Interested applicants should apply for the Slemenda Scholars Program via the IMPRS online application by January 15, 2022. In the Track Ranking Section, applicants should select the “Community Health and Education” section and select “Slemenda Scholars.” Applicants will be required to submit a CV and personal statement.
The selection process will include review of submitted materials and a virtual interview. Additional details can be found on the IMPRS website.
Please contact Victoria Eder with questions.