Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program

Application Process

Deadline for Program Year 2015-2016 Applications:
Friday, December 5, 2014  


Physicians-in-training who will have completed at least their internship year of residency training in accredited US programs in Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Family Medicine, Med/Peds, or Emergency Medicine by July 2015 are eligible to apply for the 2015-2016 program year. Those trained in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine are eligible to apply for select sites only. Applicants from US academic medical centers and community-based practices who are board-certified in any specialty are welcome to apply as Career Physicians. Chief Residents and Fellows should apply as Career Physicians.

Please note: It is recommended that all Yale/Stanford/Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars be covered by malpractice insurance during their International Health Rotation. The Program does not provide this coverage. All participants are responsible for providing their own malpractice insurance and are encouraged to inquire of their home institutions about the status of their current coverage when practicing medicine abroad.  Both Yale and Stanford extend their residents' coverage during approved IHE rotations.


Applications and supporting letters for participation must be received by December 5, 2014.  All applicants will be notified by the beginning of February, 2015. If selected, Scholars are required to attend the May 8, 2015 Pre-Departure Orientation in New Haven or in Palo Alto on May 16, 2015.   The rotation will take place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. The award must be used during this time frame and may not be postponed except under highly unusual circumstances.

Application Process

  • Both the Resident and Career Physicianapplications are available for download in Microsoft Word format to be completed and printed. 
  • a current CV
  • a copy of a passport-type photograph
  • We also require two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from his or her program director if the applicant is a resident or fellow. Please click here for a description of what we would like the Program Director to address in his/her letter of recommendation; you can forward the directions right to your Program Director.  We prefer that letters of recommendation must be enclosed with the application and mailed, but will accept electronically submitted letters (signed and on letterhead). 

Please send all components of the application (form, CV, two letters of recommendation, photo) in ONE packet to:

Laura Crawford, Program Administrator
Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program
Yale School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
PO Box 208030
New Haven, CT 06520-8030

It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the letters of recommendation have been submitted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

To confirm the receipt of your packet, please contact Laura at laura.crawford@yale.edu.

Site Selection & Assignment

Please note that these rotations require a commitment of six weeks, which does include travel time to and from the US. We will make site and date assignments based on the information in the application and on the needs of our sites.  Please plan on scheduling vacation before or after your rotation, not during.

Selection Criteria

Selection is based upon site availability, dates which residents and senior physicians are available for rotations, and desired experiences. Previous international health experience is not a criterion for participation at the resident or the Career Physician level.