Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship


The University of Minnesota (UMN) Doris Duke ICRF Director and Co-Director at UMN with the collaboration of faculty leaders from our international partner sites have extensive experience training medical students to become successful global health researchers.

The University of Minnesota has numerous longstanding partnerships that support global health research, teaching, and training at sites around the world that provide outstanding mentored research opportunities to Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows. Use the map below to explore research sites and mentors.

Our experience in this research and the opportunity for interdisciplinary training afforded by a UMN presence at these sites should offer students highly relevant training in international research.

The possibility of research in other important health issues in these countries also exists, e.g., for students with interest in sickle cell disease, cancer, mental health, and zoonotic disease.

We work to make sure the students have appropriate mentors in the research area, and support, including regulatory support, for their research in these areas prior to agreeing to student involvement in such a project.

Our international medical student research experience is intended to be meaningful for the student and useful for the research site. In collaboration with the international partner site, fellows will receive training in:

  • Research and ethics
  • In-depth global health
  • Practical on-site research methods