Fellowship Opportunities

The Dhablania and Kim Family Global Medicine Fellowship

Dean Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, is proud and honored to announce the newest funding opportunity at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Dhablania and Kim Family Global Medicine Fellowship program. The Dhablania and Kim Family Global Medicine Fellowship program provides funding for those wishing to embark on research and study relating to global medical need. 2015 is the inaugural year of this award and the funds are intended to be used towards the implementation of successful proposals.

The funds are intended to support learning, whether through experiential study, research, or clinical experience, that will enrich participants’ understanding of health challenges in communities or regions of the world about which they desire to learn more, as well as to promote the exchange of knowledge and skills that will potentially impact health and wellness throughout the world. The Dhablania and Kim Family Global Medicine Fellowship aims to educate and train students, researchers, and clinicians about the importance of healthcare in a global context, and to allow them to be better prepared to serve humanity’s needs.


In 2015, the following are eligible and encouraged to apply:

  • Keck School graduate, professional, and medical students
  • Keck School of Medicine residents

Students who will complete their degrees prior to travel/research/study are not eligible for this award.

Application Review and Selection

The Fellowship Committee will read and review applications to determine awardees. Awards will be granted based on: strength of proposals; evaluation of the feasibility of proposed study and research; applicants’ academic and professional performance; evaluation of quality of proposed project and potential contribution to enriching the knowledge of both participating Fellows and broader academia. Preference will be given to proposals that provide thorough and detailed budget justification.

Proposal Submission and Deadlines

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Any questions or concerns should be directed to Dr. Elahe Nezami, Fellowship Committee Chair, or call (213) 821-1600.
  • Check back for 2016 request for proposal information.

Project Implementation and Post-Travel Reporting

After funds are dispensed and Fellows complete proposed travel, study, and research, all award recipients will be expected, as part of the terms of the award, to provide a written report of the successes and challenges they encountered, as well as lessons learned and implications for future study or research. Further instruction will be provided to awardees regarding sufficient contents for these reports. Additionally, all Fellows will participate in the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Global Citizenship Roundtable, providing detailed summaries of their experiences as Fellows and engaging in discourse with the broader USC community so that others may benefit from the global knowledge they have gained while abroad. Information will be provided to awardees regarding date and location of the Global Citizenship Roundtable.