McGill University Undergraduate Medicine Travel Awards
McGill University offers 6 travel awards twice per year to undergraduate medical students (details below). Applications are biannual.
Deadline for Fall 2013: Monday, October 15th.
For more information on eligibility and application guidelines please see the fall_2013_travel_awards_application_form.doc.
The Osler Medical Aid Foundation (OMAF) Scholarships
The Osler Medical Aid Foundation awards are intended to support undergraduate medical students conducting service-learning or clinical electives in underserved communities both in Canada and overseas for a minimum duration of 4 weeks. Two scholarships of a variable amount will be available in each application round, to support travel and accommodation expenses. In keeping with OMAF’s heritage as a student-driven scholarship initiative, a medical student will be included on the selection committee for these awards.
The McGill International Health Initiative (MIHI), formerly the Osler Medical Aid Foundation, was established in the early 1980s by students from a range of health care disciplines at McGill University. Today, MIHI actively promotes effective public health measures and equal access to health care through educational initiatives and providing students with a forum for channeling their education into meaningful advocacy. The OMAF scholarship helps support students to pursue their global health interests with the understanding that students who gain an awareness and understanding of global health issues are more likely to approach issues of health inequities and work in underserved communities both in Canada and abroad.
To donate to the OMAF Scholarship Fund please click here.
The Medical Class of '84 Student Bursary
Established in 2010 by Medicine Class of 1984 to commemorate their 25th reunion, the award(s) will help support the travel and accommodation expenses of one or more senior medical students (year 3 or 4) pursuing an elective overseas in a developing country. Awarded by the Faculty of Medicine upon the recommendation of the Director of the Global Health Program. The award amount will vary yearly.
The Medical Class of '65 Student Bursary
Established in May 2000 by the Class of Medicine 1965 in appreciation of the education they received at McGill. Funds will be used to allow medical students to pursue research or clinical electives overseas. The award amount will vary yearly.
The Ashworth Student Travel Award
Established by M. Anthony Ashworth MDCM 1961 and family to honour the late Dorothy and William Ashworth of Montreal, the award(s) will support medical students conducting their elective clinical clerkship in remote regions in Canada or in a developing country. As a result of his many trips to the James Bay region, Dr. Ashworth believed that practicing with limited technology made the physician a better clinician. It is hoped that those who benefit from these awards make aid to underserved areas of the world a part of their future responsibility. Awarded by the Faculty Medicine upon the recommendation of the Director of the Global Health Program, the number and amount of awards will vary yearly.