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Funding - Faculty, Residents and Medical Students

Through the generosity of benefactors interested in global health, three separate Wake Forest School of Medicine funds were established that offer financial assistance to selected medical students, residents and faculty for global health experiences.  The funds and the purpose of each fund, as stated in the fund agreement, are:


Becton-Tannenbaum Award Fund

“To provide financial assistance to one or more students, enrolled in the Doctor Medicine program at any level, for travel to a developing or “third-world” country to gain an awareness of and appreciation for the medical communities or systems of such countries and how they compare with the communities and systems in the United States.”


Wake Forest University Medical Mission Training Fund

“To provide financial support to MD students and residents who wish to pursue Christian medical missions training. “


Pennell Pro Humanitate Vitae Fund

 “The Pennell Pro Humanitate Vitae Fund was created to support and facilitate volunteer medical service in less developed countries by faculty, residents, and medical students of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine.”


Applications to the Pennell Pro Humanitate Vitae Fund are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted within 1 – 6 months prior to the date of travel.  Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1 and the first of the month every 2 months thereafter.   The review process usually takes 8 weeks for completion.


Applications to the Wake Forest University Medical Mission Training Fund are accepted and reviewed three times each year (see application) and should be submitted up to 6 months prior to the date of travel. 


Applications to the Becton-Tannenbaum Award Fund are accepted and reviewed annually.  In late December, 2017/early January 2018, directions regarding the application process will be sent to the medical student classes via email.

Contact the Office of Global Health to receive a copy of the application which you wish to submit.

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