International Fellowships in Medical Education

The purpose of this fellowship is:

  • To romote excellence in international medical education by offering faculty from schools of medicine abroad educational opportunities in the United States that are tailored toward specific home county needs;
  • To advance the international exchange of information in the medical sciences and in medical education;
  • and to contribute to the promotion of international understanding and exchange among nations.

    Fellows study aspects of medical education that have the potential to improve and expand medical education programs in their home country institutions and departments.


    Candidates for this program must:

  • reside and work in their home countries at the time of application;
  • have a graduate or professional degree in clinical medicine or in a basic science that is taught in a medical education setting in the U.S., or a professional degree in education;
  • hold an academic appointment as a faculty member in a school of medicine or postgraduate medical education institute;
  • have not less than three years of work experience as a faculty member in the home country following completion of their formal academic and clinical training;
  • document competence in written and spoken English;
  • have the endorsement of a home country medical school or postgraduate medical education institute for the proposed educational program;
  • have a position in the home country medical school, organization, or institution to which they will return upon completion of the fellowship.

    Financial Provisions:

  • Monthly stipend of $2,400; round trip economy class airfare for the fellow only; and travel to one scientific meeting in the U.S., as appropriate.
  • Health insurance for the fellow and accompanying family members.
  • The U.S. host institution receives a modest grant of $5,000 of which $3,000 is an unrestricted grant for the host department and $2,000 is for administrative costs related to the fellowship.

    Deadline: August 15.

    Contact details:

    Shirley R. Williams
    International Fellowships in Medical Education
    3624 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Phone: (215) 823-2105
    Fax: (215) 966-3121
    Email: swilliams[at]

  • Scholarship 2017/18

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.