The IAMAT Violet Williams Travel Medicine Scholarship, South Africa

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This scholarship is given to a doctor or nurse from an African country. 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 16-20, 2018

Application deadline: September 30, 2017