Charles A. Sanders, MD, has dedicated his career to extending the benefits of medical care to people and communities in need around the world, and to advancing the role of physicians in this humanitarian endeavor. Over the course of this distinguished career, his knowledge and commitment have been employed in the corporate sector (including in leadership positions at Glaxo and directorships at several biopharmaceutical companies); academic medicine (University of North Carolina Health Care System, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital); national research organizations (National Institutes of Health, Institute of Medicine); and the international NGO sector (a member of the Project HOPE Board of Directors for 21 years and Chairman of the Board for 18).
Dr. Sanders is the longest-serving Chair in Project HOPE’s 53-year history. Apart from HOPE’s founder, Dr. William B. Walsh, no individual has made a greater contribution to the growth and international expansion of the organization and to its stature as a global leader in health education, medical training, and humanitarian assistance. As a physician, Dr. Sanders has maintained HOPE’s focus on building the capacity of health care delivery systems in developing and emerging countries around the world by training physicians and other professionals. This scholarship program recognizes and honors this commitment and supports the vital work to which Dr. Sanders has dedicated his life.
The scholarship program, established in 2012, provides a unique opportunity for current medical residents from North Carolina to participate in a one- to two-month supervised global health elective at one of Project HOPE’s program sites in the developing world.
The program sites selected for 2014 Sanders Scholarships are the NRI General Hospital in Vijayawada, India, and the Monte Plata women’s and children’s health clinic in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 2014 scholarship recipients will be assigned to a program site for one- to two-month electives to take place in early 2015.
The application deadline is Feb. 28. Finalist candidates will be selected and initial interviews will be conducted by phone in March. An awardee or awardees will be announced on April 1. The Sanders scholarship will fund all expenses related to the elective such as costs of preparation and orientation, insurance, airfare and an in-country daily stipend. Click here for more information on the residency scholarship and to download an application.