Doris Duke Fellowship Benefits

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The Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship is a 12-month faculty-mentored fellowship which provides medical students with:

  • A $29,000 living stipend,
  • Health insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Round-trip airfare to an international training site
  • Up to $5,000 toward research expenses

Fellows are also enrolled in the University of Minnesota's online (and optional in-person) Global Health course that prepares them to sit for the biannual American Society of Travel Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) examination that leads to a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health. Trainees are expected to commit 8-9 months of work in-country, with the remaining months devoted to either pre-departure preparation, or post-fellowship study testing, analysis, and manuscript writing or poster presentation.