Travel awards and named fellowships are available to offset the cost of clinical electives abroad. OIMSE has additional limited funds, donated by alumni and foundations, directed toward supporting international clinical electives in approved sites. As a larger number of the educational goals and objectives are met in developing world settings, funding priorities for distribution of these funds will favor clinical electives in developing world settings. Generally OIMSE provides funds for:
- Clinical electives in developing world sites to offset the cost of airfare, travel, vaccinations and medication expenses related to infectious disease prophylaxis, and $50 per week toward living expenses.
- Students receiving travel awards must write a reflection describing the impact of their clinical elective and a thank you note the donor for their contribution to the fund.
- Students are responsible for all other expenses related to international clinical electives.