This scholarship is awarded to one doctor or nurse from a country where travel medicine is an emerging specialty. Preference will be given to practitioners with knowledge in travel medicine and the capacity to expand the practice of travel medicine in their country.
The scholar attends a 5-day travel medicine course offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The course is designed for general practitioners, practice nurses and other health professionals to develop and update their knowledge and skills in travel medicine. It is delivered through a series of lectures, discussions, role-play and problem-solving workshops, including the use of technology to access current health information. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to the successful scholar.
For 5 days before the course, the IAMAT scholar will participate in clinical observations for returning travellers at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London, UK and pre-travel clinics / phone advice consultations coordinated by NaTHNac (National Travel Health Network and Centre, UK) as well as develop a short travel health project.
IAMAT will pay for the tuition, educational materials, and 50% of accommodations. We will help the scholar find accommodations in London. The scholar is responsible for transportation to and from London, local transportation, the remaining 50% of accommodations, and any additional miscellaneous costs.
Course dates: November 5-9, 2018
Clinical observation dates: October 29 - November 2, 2018
Applications for the 2018 course are now closed.
In addition to applying for the IAMAT Scholarship, please complete the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's application form.
This scholarship is given to a doctor or nurse from Kenya. The scholar attends a travel medicine course offered by the South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM) in Johannesburg and participates in 2 days of clinical observation at the Travel Doctor clinic in Johannesburg. SASTM’s mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, including training and accrediting travel health professionals.
This intensive 5-day course looks at all aspects of travel medicine, including patient-centered care, pre- and post-travel health protocols, and case studies. Prior to the course, the scholar is expected to study the provided educational materials in order to facilitate participation in the course. The scholar must write 2 exams (at the beginning and end of the course) and submit a travel medicine project. A Certificate of Competence will be issued by the University of the Witwatersrand upon successful completion.
IAMAT will pay for the full tuition, educational materials, local transportation, and accommodations. The recipient is responsible for transportation to and from Johannesburg and any additional miscellaneous costs. Upon successful completion of the course, IAMAT will reimburse the scholar for the airfare (economy class).
Course dates: May 8-12, 2019
Clinical observation dates: May 13-14, 2019
Application deadline: November 25, 2018
This scholarship is given to two doctors or nurses from China.
The scholars study tropical medicine and global health at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, USA. This eight-week course includes topics in epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of tropical infectious diseases. The course also covers global health challenges, differences between national healthcare systems, and culturally appropriate healthcare.
The IAMAT China Travel Medicine Scholarship is awarded in partnership with the China International Travel Healthcare Association (CITHA), a network of travel health clinics across China. IAMAT has worked with CITHA clinics to promote travel medicine in China since 1995.
Last reviewed and updated: October 1, 2018