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Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program

Application Process

Deadline for Program Year 2020-2021 Applications:
Friday, December 13, 2019      


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 2020 are eligible to apply for the 2020-2021 program year. Very few applicants are selected to carry out a rotation during their PGY2 year; we prefer to send Scholars during their PGY3 or 4 years, when they have more to offer our partner sites.  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 from Yale or Stanford 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 13, 2019.  All applicants will be notified by the end of March, 2020. If selected, Scholars (except those at Stanford) are required to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation in New Haven on Friday, May 22, 2020.  The rotation will take place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. 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 Physician  applications are available for download in Microsoft Word format to be completed and printed. 
  • a current CV
  • a passport photograph (not a scanned photo)
  • 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. Click here for a description of what we need the Program Director to address in his/her letter of recommendation; please forward the directions directly to your Program Director.  We prefer that letters of recommendation be enclosed with the application and mailed, but will accept electronically submitted letters (signed and on letterhead). 

Please send (by mail or by hand) all components of the application (form, CV, two letters of recommendation, original passport 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
You are welcome to hand deliver it to us in FMP101.

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 Michelle at

Site Selection & Assignment

Please note that these rotations require a commitment of six weeks, which does include travel time to and from the US. The number of weeks for the rotation is not negotiable.  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 level.

J&J applications