NMPRA has always encouraged international electives as a way to broaden one’s education and clinical skills. Since 2010, the NMPRA Executive Board has awarded the NMPRA International Health Travel Grant.

This year, NMPRA will award $500.00 to a Med-Peds resident planning to complete a clinical Internal Medicine or Pediatric elective in the developing world during residency.

The NMPRA Executive Board will serve as the selection committee.

Grant requirements

    • The elective should be at least 4 weeks, and primarily clinical in nature.
    • Applicant must be a resident at time of application deadline.
    • Applicant must be a member of NMPRA at the time of application.
    • Applicant must submit application prior to leaving for the elective.
    • Applicant must develop a list of written objectives prior to departure.
    • Applicant must identify a preceptor in the host country.
    • Upon return, award recipients must submit a written summary of their experiences to the NMPRA and be prepared to present at the subsequent year’s National Med-Peds Resident’s Association Conference.
    • Post-residency training fellows and previous recipients are not eligible to apply.

Please do not apply for this award if you are being paid for this rotation in addition to your regular resident salary. However, you may seek other sources of funding for your rotation in addition to this award.

Awards will be given solely on the basis of the application and an accompanying recommendation from your program director. Your application will be considered incomplete without your program director’s completed recommendation.

Submission Details

Please email your application and letter of recommendation from your program director as a single PDF which includes all the information below.  Email applications to: president-elect@medpeds.org

    • Your Full Name, Program, PGY Level
    • Contact Information: Phone number, Email address, Program Director’s Name and Email Address
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Country of Destination, Name and Position of Preceptor in Host Country
    • List and describe your objectives for the project
    • Letter of recommendation from program director

Good Luck and Happy Traveling!


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  • 2017, Dr. David Flood, University of Minnesota, Maya Health Alliance Project on Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes and Malnutrition in Tecpán, Guatemala
  • 2016, Dr. Shalini Vaid, Univ of Rochester: Shoes to Decrease Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 2015, Dr. Karina Zaveri-Whelan, Univ of Michigan
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  • 2013, Dr. Adnan Mustafa, University of North Carolina
  • 2012, Dr. Emily Fisher, Medical College of Wisconsin
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