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ECFMG Establishes Grants Program for Students of GEMx Partners—Applications Accepted Beginning July 1

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GEMx is pleased to announce the GEMx Student Exchange Grants, an exciting new benefit for GEMx Partners and their students. Through Student Exchange Grants, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) offers financial awards to help expand opportunities for international exchange in medical education. Grants of US$1,000 are available for up to two qualifying students from each Partner Institution. Students can use these grants for travel, lodging, and incidental expenses associated with participating in an elective offered through GEMx. ECFMG is offering these grants to support students with financial challenges that otherwise would prevent them from participating in a GEMx exchange elective.

GEMx Student Exchange Grants are an additional benefit for our valued Partners. We share our Partners’ commitment to advancing global education in medicine and ultimately improving health care worldwide, and we recognize that international student exchanges are essential to achieving these outcomes. However, we also understand that some students face financial challenges that make participating in an international exchange elective difficult, or even impossible, without assistance. To help address this issue, and in keeping with the GEMx value of affordability, ECFMG has established the GEMx Student Exchange Grants to help Partners and their students take full advantage of all that GEMx has to offer.

The application process for GEMx Student Exchange Grants begins in July 2015 for grants that will support students who seek electives that begin in 2016. If you are a student of a GEMx Partner and are interested in participating in an elective through GEMx and applying for a GEMx Student Exchange Grant, please visit the GEMx Student Exchange Grants page on the GEMx website for complete information and eligibility requirements.

If your medical school or institution is not currently a GEMx Partner, but may be interested in joining, please fill out our convenient Institution Contact Request Form and we will reach out to your institution with more information on how to join the GEMx partnership.

For more information on GEMx Student Exchange Grants please send an e-mail to info@gemxelectives.org.