Student projects for health

Welcome to the Student Projects for Health competition application. The Student Projects for Health competition is supported by GEMx —a global partnership for educational exchange in medicine and the health professions—and FAIMER, and will be a feature of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) conference that will take place in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, July 26-30, 2016. The theme of the conference is Building Trust: A Global Challenge in Health System Reform.

The Student Projects for Health competition recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects. Approximately 15 winners will be selected and more than one student from the same project may be selected, so all key contributors are encouraged to apply. Each application will require an endorsement by a faculty member closely associated with the project.

Applications will be considered by a distinguished group of international reviewers with a wide variety of expertise in health professions education. They will base their ratings on:

1. Degree of innovation
How novel or creative is the approach taken in this project?
How well does it build upon the work of others to extend or deepen the concept?

2. Degree of applicant’s participation
How much time and effort has the applicant contributed to the design, implementation, or continuation of the project?

3. Sustainability of project
How likely is this project to be sustained? How effectively are the factors to sustain it built into the design?

4. Impact of project
How has the project made an impact on the health of the community? How strong is the evidence of impact?

5. Diffusion of project
How well has the project been communicated and extended to students in other departments, faculties, countries?

Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present their projects. The award includes a travel grant of $2,000 and free conference registration. Please note that if you were a winner last year, you will not be eligible to apply this year.

To apply to Student Projects for Health, you need to create an account on this site. We strongly recommend you to read the manual that will provide instructions of the application process. Click the image link below to access and download the manual.

To start applying, click the Apply Now button on the top/bottom of this page. The deadline for submitting your application is Apr 15, 2016.

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