Electives and Funding Sources

Elective in Kenya. Sometimes hoof beats are zebras

Many different elective opportunities are available at both Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, including experiences in clinical care, research, medical education, clinical outcomes and advocacy. In addition, residents can select a variety of international experiences. Funding is available through various scholarships including the Von L. Meyer and Schliesman awards. The Department of Medicine at Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center award scholarships for travel to national meetings such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Academic Societies, and the meetings of subspecialty societies. In addition, funding is available from the Fred Lovejoy Research and Education Fund and the Joel Alpert Fund, for research projects conducted during residency, and from the Alpert Children of the City endowment for community-based research projects. Finally, UHAT residents are granted $850 annually to invest in tools and experiences that contribute to their pediatrics education, including costs incurred from clinical electives or to support research and community projects.

Funding Sources

Schliesman 3rd World Travel Awards 6-8/yr $500/award
Von L Meyer Travel Awards 12-13/yr $700/award
Lovejoy Research Awards 5-8/yr $2,000-$6,000/award
Alpert Children of the City Endowment Grants 2-3/yr $5,000-$7,000/award