We are proud to have funds available to help those individuals who are interested in global health. Our awards and opportunities are available not only to medical students, residents and faculty but also to international scholars.
If you are interested in donating to any of our Wake Forest School of Medicine Global Health funds, we encourage you to contact Lisa Marshall, Vice President, Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations. If you are a company or other organization who would like to sponsor a global health trip through the School of Medicine, please contact Sheila Rutledge, Program Coordinator, Office of Global Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, Residents, Fellows and Faculty
Through the generosity of benefactors interested in global health, three separate Wake Forest School of Medicine funds were established that offer financial assistance to selected medical students, residents and faculty to pursue global health experiences.
Becton-Tannenbaum Award Fund
Purpose: “To provide financial assistance to one or more students, enrolled in the Doctor Medicine program at any level, for travel to a low- and middle-income country to gain an awareness of and appreciation for the medical communities or systems of such countries and how they compare with the communities and systems in the United States.”
How to apply: In late December or early January, instructions about the application process are sent to medical students via email. Applications are accepted and reviewed annually.
Wake Forest University Medical Mission Training Fund
Purpose: “To provide financial support to MD students and residents who wish to pursue Christian medical missions training. “
How to apply: Applications are accepted and reviewed three times each year. Applications should be submitted up to six months prior to the date of travel. Please contact Sheila Rutledge, Program Coordinator, Office of Global Health, at email@example.com for an application form and additional information.
Pennell Pro Humanitate Vitae Fund
Purpose: “The Pennell Pro Humanitate Vitae Fund was created to support and facilitate volunteer medical service in less-developed countries by faculty, residents, and medical students of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine.”
How to apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted within one to six months prior to the date of travel. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1 and the first of the month every two months thereafter. The review process usually takes eight weeks to complete. Please contact Sheila Rutledge, Program Coordinator, Office of Global Health at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and additional information.
International Scholars from Affiliate/Collaborative Sites
The Office of Global Health is also committed to supporting health care professionals from other countries, providing specialized training that they may not normally have access to.
Timothy C. Pennell International Fellowship Fund
Purpose: “The Timothy C. Pennell International Fellowship Fund was established to support bringing capable and qualified health care professionals from other countries, at invitation of Wake Forest School of Medicine faculty, to the Medical Center for specialized training that they would not otherwise have access to in their native country with the intent of returning to their home country to apply the new skills.”
How to apply: Application instructions are distributed to school faculty annually.