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IAMAT 2023 Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship for Medical Professionals

This is one of two scholarships awarded to a doctor or nurse living and working in an African country, outside of South Africa. Preference will be given to practitioners with knowledge in travel medicine and the capacity to expand the practice in their country.

The successful scholar will be sponsored by the Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship. The scholarship is administered on behalf of IAMAT by the South African Society of Travel Medicine. SASTM’s mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, including training and accrediting travel health professionals.

The scholar attends a 5-day travel medicine course offered by SASTM in association with the University of the Witwatersrand and participates in clinical observations for 3 days at the Travel Doctor clinic in Johannesburg. The intensive course looks at all aspects of travel medicine, including patient-centered care, pre- and post-travel health protocols, and case studies. Prior to the course, the scholars are expected to study the provided educational materials in order to facilitate participation in the course. The scholars must write 2 exams (at the beginning and end of the course) and submit a travel medicine project. A Certificate of Competence will be issued by the University of the Witwatersrand upon successful completion.

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About International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT)

The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to travel health. They provide comprehensive health information to prevent illness during travel and coordinate an international network of qualified doctors who are committed to helping sick travelers.


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IAMAT Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of IAMAT Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship

  • IAMAT pays for the tuition, educational materials, local transportation, and accommodations.
  • The recipient is responsible for transportation to South Africa and any additional miscellaneous costs.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, IAMAT will reimburse the scholar for the airfare (economy class).

Requirements for IAMAT Robert Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship Qualification

  • Living and working in a country in Africa where travel medicine is an emerging specialty, outside of South Africa
  • Knowledge in travel medicine
  • Capacity to expand travel medicine in the workplace and region/country
  • Proven excellent English writing and speaking proficiency

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Selection Criteria

The IAMAT scholar will be chosen based on the following:

  • Knowledge of travel medicine
  • Capacity and commitment to expand travel medicine in the workplace and region/country
  • Currently see travellers in your practice (inbound or outbound travellers)
  • Passionate about learning travel medicine best practices and teaching them to your colleagues and students
  • Proven excellent English writing and speaking proficiency
  • Preference will be given to candidates 45 years of age or younger

Documents Required for Application

  •  Completed application (see below) ?
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current certificate of medical or nursing registration
  • An essay of approximately 500 words explaining the following:

                   a. Your interest in travel medicine
                   b. How you plan to expand the field of travel medicine in your country or region
                   c. How the scholarship can assist you to achieve your professional goals. 



Application Deadline

October 24, 2022


How to Apply

Please send the following documentation to [email protected] and to [email protected]

Download application here

For more details,visit IAMAT website


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