Child Family Health International (CFHI): Introduction to Traditional Medicine in India

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  • Location(s): Dehradun, India
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Research

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The Introduction to Traditional Medicine program, organized by Child Family Health International (CFHI) gives students the opportunity to learn about the traditional and indigenous systems of medicine in India. Participants will st... read more

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The
Introduction to Traditional Medicine program, organized by Child Family
Health International (CFHI) gives students the opportunity to learn about the
traditional and indigenous systems of medicine in India. Participants will
study the philosophies behind Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Reiki.
In addition to learning about traditional medicine, students will observe how
these practices may interact with Allopathic methods (aka Western medicine)
and gain an understanding of the importance of cross-cultural competency in
diagnosing patients who may be receiving a combination of modern and
traditional treatments.



Students will travel through three locations during the duration of the
program; two weeks will be spent in the capital city of Dehra Dun. Students
will then spend one week in the hill town of Rishikesh. The last week will be
spent in Patti, a rural village. Traveling through multiple towns means that
students will be able to experience a variety of sites in their clinical
rotations, from a primary care clinic in a rural village to the tertiary care
hospital run by the state government. Students will gain first-hand
experience in methods of diagnosis and treatment as they work with clinical
practitioners who use Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Homeopathy and Allopathy.
Clinical immersion will be supplemented with daily yoga classes and lectures
and workshops on traditional medicine.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Public Health
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Child Family Health International (CFHI) Scholarships

Child Family Health International is pleased to offer partial scholarships for select 2015 and 2016 program dates. Since 2007, we have provided CFHI Global Health Scholars with more than $100,000 in scholarship funding. CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
For those wanting to participate in a CFHI Global Health Education program from August-December, the application submission deadline is June 17. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 17. For participants aiming to go on a program between January-April, the application submission deadline is November 12. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 10.

Guidelines/Requirements:
CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is the policy of CFHI to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI. Scholarships will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to their communities as well as financial need and an interest in exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with people in Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico and South Africa. Priority will be given to people of ethnicities under-represented in CFHI programs, as well as those who have had limited opportunity to travel abroad. All interested in attending a CFHI program during the specified program months/year and who are financially able to pay the remaining program fees along with their own airfare are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who apply for scholarship consideration as well as submit an application to a CFHI program online. Scholarship applicants wishing to attend any CFHI program in Latin America (Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador) must meet the language eligibility requirements listed for that program. Recipients of CFHI scholarships will be required to pay their own airfare, the balance of their CFHI program fees, and any personal expenses as outlined on the program description pages. Recipients must keep a clinical and cultural immersion journal to be used as part of their scholarship report submitted at the end of their program. They must take photographs while abroad that may be used on the CFHI website and in CFHI publications and materials. Recipients may also be required to write an article about their experience for CFHI newsletters or other publications. They must also be willing to report their perspective on diversity in the host country with particular focus in medical and social contexts. CFHI will ask recipients to act as Campus Representatives or Alumni Ambassadors for prospective CFHI participants, and may be asked to attend study abroad fairs in their local area.

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