Policies and Application

2014 Global Health Externship Program

HOW TO APPLY

1. Read through the Global Health Mission Policies

2. Download the application

3. Follow instructions and email all materials to:

Sandi Garcia,
sb64@columbia.edu

Jary Patrocinio, jp172@columbia.edu

Dr. Laureen Zubiaurre, laz1@columbia.edu

DEADLINE IS: 

  • 12/1/13
  • For the IHS, an additional application is required. Please note that attendance is based on acceptance of your IHS application

Applications will be submitted in the fall term for all trips scheduled for the upcoming calendar year.  Targeted classes are those that will be in their 2nd semester of 3rd year and 1st semester of 4th year during that calendar year. Based on the scheduled dates and locations, applicants will rank those trips they are interested in attending, keeping in mind that they must attend that trip if chosen. Applicants must pay close attention to availability during that time. THEY CANNOT MISS CLINIC, ROTATIONS, EXAMS, OR ANY ACADEMIC OBLIGATIONS.

For more information on sponsoring organizations, please visit their websites at:

http://somosamigos.org/

http://kidservices.org/

http://www.mircharities.org/

http://www.ihs.gov/careeropps/studentopportunities/

 

PREDOCTORAL GLOBAL HEALTH MISSION FUNDING

The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine believes that student participation in global health activities expands the perspective of our students and helps develop cultural competency. Therefore the College is able to offer “modest” support of $500 stipend to students who elect to engage in approved Global Health Externships when needed.  Students participating in the Indian Health Service will have all their expenses covered by IHS and will not need reimbursement; therefore they should not expect a stipend from the school.

 

RESIDENTS, POST GRAD STUDENT PARTICIPATION

Residents and post grads that are interested in applying should contact Sandi Garcia at sb64@columbia.edu.  Please indicate whether you are licensed and teaching in the clinics as you will be allowed to attend GHEs as supervising dentists.

Based on your specialty and the need of the mission, you will be considered for one of the GHEs.  You must get clearance from your program director to participate in any missions.

You should complete the application form but please keep in mind that the GHE programs are targeted for DDS students; postdoctoral students are invited, as needed, for their supervisory capabilities.