The International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research in developing countries.
Clinical research requires a unique blend of medical and research skills. The ICRF program was designed to support this blending of skills by giving medical students an outstanding clinical research experience in global health while they are in the midst of developing their medical proficiency. The long-term goals of the program are to develop the next generation of clinical investigators working in global health.
Students participating in the ICRF program will take a year out from medical school (July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019) to conduct clinical research abroad under the direction of a mentor working in global health, as well as complete related coursework. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, and financial support to attend a year-end meeting as well as supplementary funds for research and training.
Students must be matriculated at a U.S.-based medical school to be eligible for the ICRF. Medical students who have will have completed their third year of medical school are encouraged to apply.