Thursday, June 14, 2012

South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR)
Organization: UCLA Program in Global Health
Description: The SAPHIR program is a year-long training program in comprehensive HIV prevention research for U.S. medical students and residents. Trainees will participate in a structured program of didactic education and practical research in one of the major fields of HIV prevention (Behavioral Prevention, Biomedical Prevention, Antiretroviral Therapy, Epidemiology, or Basic/Translational Science). Research sites are located in Lima, Peru and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Eligibility: Medical students must have completed the required third-year clerkships to be eligible and may participate between the third and fourth year of medical school.  Applicants who have just completed their residency program but have not begun a fellowship may also be considered.  Language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is recommended and considered an asset but is not required.
Application Deadline/Start Date: Rolling admissions for the 2012-2013 program


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