Funding for UMMS students

All UMMS medical students planning to engage in international travel for clinical electives and/or research field work must obtain authorization from Global REACH. Learn more.

For students who engage in international educational experiences, their time abroad can be infinitely rewarding. They not only learn about medicine in an entirely different (often resource-scarce) setting, but they also discover things about themselves – lessons that follow them into their careers, regardless of what type of medicine they ultimately pursue, or where they pursue it.

Global REACH supports UMMS students participating in educational experiences abroad through a variety of funded clinical and research-based programs for students at any level and with any interest.

Award types

Capstone for Impact Supplemental Scholarships: Supporting UMMS students engaged in an international Capstone for Impact (CFI) project.

M3 and M4 Clinical Elective Grants: For upper-level medical students looking to conduct a clinical elective at a UMMS partner institution overseas.

Woll Scholarships: For students seeking experiences in a developing country that combine a clinical clerkship with an additional scholarly component. Made possible thanks to the generous support of Drs. Douglas and Margo Yellin Woll.

Conference Grants: Supporting student travel to prominent off-campus global health conferences (national or international) to showcase their work conducted through Global REACH scholarships.

University of São Paulo Winter School Travel Grants: Supporting student participation in the University of São Paulo Medical School’s unique Winter School program.

Non-Traditional Scholarships: Funding a variety of student-developed international educational experiences on a case-by-case basis.

Faculty-Student Travel Grants: Small travel awards to help faculty engage UMMS student mentees in global health by including them on visits to meet and work with international partners.

Other Funding Opportunities: More U-M-sponsored or affiliated programs supporting student involvement in global health.

Cho Family Supplemental Scholarships: Awarded to student grant applicants on the basis of financial need.