Help and Discover
Help out individuals while at the same time meeting new friends and experiencing new discoveries.
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Learn and Succeed
Students in the MHIRT program have a unique opportunity to gain real world experience while completing a fulfilling career.
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Student Researchers
Experience fulfilling opportunities as you progress in your education.
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MHIRT Introduction

The San Diego State University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program (SDSU MHIRT) is a component of the national MHIRT program funded by the National Institutes of Health. We offer international training experiences to students from health disparity backgrounds with a goal of encouraging such students to pursue careers in biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research. The ultimate mission of the MHIRT program is for MHIRT trainee alumni, through their careers as researchers and medical professionals, to work to reduce, and eventually eliminate, healthcare disparities in the United States.

For more information, please visit our program overview page.

Program Deadlines

02

Oct.

Monday, October 2, 2017: Application period opens

Applications will be made available online.

15

Dec.

Friday, December 15 2017: Application period closes:

Application deadline. Your complete application [application form, transcripts, personal statement and letters of recommendation] must be received by midnight on December 15, 2017. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. You can send an unofficial transcript with your application, but the official transcript must arrive by January 13, 2018.

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Feb.

Thursday, February 1, 2018: All applicants notified of the status of their application

Acceptance announcements and packets sent out.

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Feb.

Thursday, February 15, 2018: Formal acceptance of MHIRT fellowship

Accepted trainees must return their acceptance package, including travel insurance and stipend forms. All fellows without a passport valid for 6 months past September 2017 must either apply for their passport or renew their current passport at their own expense. Accepted fellows must return completed acceptance packet or forfeit fellowship offer.

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To see a complete list of important dates and get more information on the MHIRT program application process, please click the button below to learn more about applying to the MHIRT program online. Thank you!

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Weeks 9 and 10

  Before beginning these last two weeks, I took some time to reflect upon the last 8 weeks that I have spent here in Taiwan. I can’t believe it’s almost over! Week 9 consisted of writing and editing our paper. I am so proud of myself and Melissa for completing our first scientific paper. Sometimes,

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Coming Back

Coming back is everything I thought it would be. Seeing my friends and family, as well as coming back to the food I missed so much. after I got back the first thing I told my parents is that I want to go south of the border and get some tacos. When in Tijuana it

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