Resources and Forms
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2010 Yellow Book
- Checklist for Preparing for Global Health Rotations
- FSM Student Handbook on Global Health
- Identity and Diversity
- Mental Health Abroad
- NU's Global Health Portal
- Personal Health Form
- Registration Services for Medical Students
- Residency Guidebook, GHEC
- Sponsored Travel Form for FSM Students
- Student Advisory Committee on Global Health Education
- Travel Agencies
- Travel Services & Health Insurance
- Travel Waivers
- Reference the CDC Yellow Book. The Yellow Book is published every two years by CDC as a reference for those who advise international travelers about health risks. The Yellow Book is written primarily for health professionals, but others find it very useful.
- Download the checklist, which contains a timeline and list of required steps for FSM students who wish to participate in a clinical rotation or medical education program at both FSM affiliated as well as unaffiliated institutions at international sites.
- Download the FSM Student Handbook on Global Health. This handbook includes information on the logistics and requirements for global health rotations, as well as some site-specific information.
- Northwestern's Study Abroad Office has excellent resources and advice for students who wish to think about and consider issues surrounding Identity and Diversity when planning to visit other countries and study in other cultures. Issues for further discussion include LGBT, Gender, Race & Ethnicity, and Disability.
- Visit NU Study Abroad Office's website to learn more about mental health while abroad
- NU's Global Health Portal is an excellent resource to learn more about interdisciplinary educational programs and research projects on global health at NU. FSM students may wish to review the portal's faculty directory if they wish to identify mentors for global health research projects.
- Visit the Office of Medical Education Registration and Records page to get access to the M4 Elective Evaluation Form, Credit Form for Away Rotations, Request a Letter of Good Standing, and Senior Elective Catalog
- The Global Health Education Consortium has published a handbook for residents on global health. Click here to review the GHEC Residency Guidebook.
- Download the CGH Sponsored Travel Form. This form is only relevant to FSM students who receive either the International Health Fellowship or the Feinberg Travel Grant.
- FSM students may learn more about getting involved in the Student Advisory Committee.
The following travel agencies are approved by Northwestern University and are recommended to students who receive funding from Feinberg to support their global health rotations and research.
Travel 100 Group
519 Park Drive
Kenilworth, IL 60043
Phone 847-256-7570 or toll-free 1-800-245-9335
Web site: http://www.t100g.com
Intra World Travel
1740 Ridge Avenue, Lower Level 15B
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone 847-491-6930 (outside Illinois 800-626-6963)
Web site: www.intrawld.com
HTH Supplemental Health Insurance
Northwestern University offers its students, faculty and staff supplemental HTH travel insurance at an additional cost. HTH insurance covers primary care when traveling abroad for a nominal weekly fee (under $10 per week). HTH is not meant to be a substitute for domestic health insurance but covers an individual for certain services when outside of the U.S. Additional details on the HTH supplemental health insurance may be found by clicking the link below:
International SOS (ISOS)
International SOS is a supplementary travel service that NU makes available to all students, faculty, and staff. ISOS provides security updates, worldwide assistance, and evacuation services for all students and employees who travel outside the United States to study or conduct University business.
For more detailed information on ISOS please click on the following sites:
Visiting Scholar Supplemental Health Insurance
All Visiting Scholars/spouse/dependents or other authorized personnel not receiving a salary from Northwestern University, are not benefits eligible or would be eligible for benefits but did not sign up for benefits and therefore must wait for an open-enrollment period are eligible for the Visiting Scholar Health Insurance Plan. The host department is responsible for enrolling visiting scholars in the Visiting Scholar Insurance program. More detailed information about the visiting scholar supplemental health insurance and the Northwestern Visiting Scholar Health Insurance Application may be downloaded by clicking the link below:
All NU Feinberg medical students who are traveling abroad to do clinical rotations or public health related work and who wish to receive academic credit must complete one of the waivers listed below. Affiliated Northwestern programs are listed on the Medical Education homepage, while any program that is not listed there would be considered unaffiliated and would require students to sign the Travel Waiver for Unaffiliated NU programs listed below.
- Travel Waiver for Affiliated Northwestern Programs
- Travel Waiver for Unaffiliated Northwestern Programs
This page last updated Feb 1, 2013