Applications are open for the IAMAT-Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship 2023. 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 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.
The successful scholar will be sponsored by the Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship. The scholarship is administered on behalf of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT) by the South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM). 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.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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