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Applications for Summer 2017 global health interprofessional projects closed as of Dec. 2, 2016.
Current and continuing students from the University of Maryland, Baltimore schools (dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work and graduate) are eligible to apply for a student grant to participate in a global health interprofessional project. Please read the instructions below and prepare your documents before going to the online application.
To be eligible, you must be a current and continuing (returning for at least one full semester) student in good standing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Students are responsible for confirming with their academic advisor(s) that their participation on a project team will be approved for the specified time frame (not all school calendars align with project dates).
Part A: Add your personal information.
Part B: Please indicate your project and country preference (you may select up to three countries)
Part C: Upload a document with answers to all of the following questions:
- Personal Statement. In 500 words or less, indicate your reason(s) for applying to this global health opportunity and describe the experience you will bring to the project (e.g., via prior employment, academics, service, and international experience). If you wish, you may include a 500-word statement for each project country for which you are applying.
- Please describe how this project will help you achieve your professional goals.
- Have you ever worked as part of a project team? An interprofessional or mixed background team? Please describe your experience and what you understand about the value of interprofessional education. What do you expect to gain longer term from the interprofessional aspect of this project?
- Will you be asking for credit within your school for this experience? If so, please tell us who will be your designated mentor and what your requirements will be to fulfill your credit(s)?
Part D: Upload your resume or CV.
Part E: Upload 1-2 letters of reference from a faculty member, advisor, or former employer. You also may have your letter of reference emailed directly to Heidi Fancher (email@example.com) but it must be received by the application deadline.
Student applications will be reviewed and evaluated by selected members from the Global Health Interprofessional Council (GHIC), an interprofessional group of faculty and staff from all UMB schools. Reviewers will consider each of the criteria below in determing the merit of each application. Each application will be reviewed by at least two members of the committee (neither of whom will be from the same school as the applicant). Only completed applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on the due date will be forwarded to the review committee.
All applications are put into one rank-ordered list. Some students may be asked to interview with a faculty grantee before final decisions are made, but not all students will necessarily be interviewed before being selected. In addition to the position on the ranking list, the final determination as to the students selected for the project will involve balancing the interprofessional composition of the team. The final decision rests with the faculty grantee and will be based on a combination of the reviewers’ recommendation, any interview that may take place, and the interprofessional balance of the team.
Scored review criteria:
- Interest in participating: What is the source and level of motivation to participate in an interprofessional project?
- Contribution to the project: Is the student’s stated contribution to the project supported by their background and/or experience?
- Impact and benefits of being a grantee: Has the student articulated well the anticipated impact of the project’s scope of work on their professional development?
- Value of teamwork and interprofessional work: Does the student have experience working in teams and/or have an understanding of the value of multidisciplinary team coordination?
- Letter of recommendation: Does the referee specify qualities that would make the student a good candidate for a global health interprofessional grant? Does the referee provide examples of how the student has exemplified these qualities through their work?