Citgo and Baylor University provide training scholarships for Venezuelan doctors

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Citgo’s Simon Bolivar Foundation reports that it maintains an alliance with the Baylor University School of Medicine, through which Venezuelan doctors can receive training.

“Up to seven scholarships are being offered to finance medical professionals working in Venezuela to obtain a world-class diploma in tropical medicine from the Baylor National School of Tropical Medicine,” the organization said in a statement.

Scholarship for Diploma in Tropical Medicine at Baylor University

He added that the Francisco Antonio Risquez National Academy of Medicine Foundation (FANM) would play a key role in helping the Foundation disseminate information to potential scholarship candidates in the country.

“As well as developing an objective process to identify eligible candidates who will be recommended to apply for a fellowship with the Baylor School of Medicine to pursue a diploma in the tropical medicine program,” he said.

“We see this collaboration as a first step towards a long-term, strategic and mutually beneficial relationship with the Baylor School of Medicine and the Francisco Antonio Risquez National Academy of Medicine Foundation.” Marilla Polio, president of the Simon Bolivar Foundation, says so.

He added that this charitable program provides training for medical professionals in Venezuela, due to the loss of health professionals in the country and the need to rebuild capacity.

“At the same time, it offers a two-way channel for knowledge transfer. I am particularly pleased with the invaluable cooperation that the Venezuelan National Academy of Medicine will provide in identifying candidates who will be recommended to apply for a scholarship for the Diploma of the Tropical Medicine program, ”he said.

Tropical medicine

Diploma in Tropical Medicine involves an intensive four-month, online, non-degree program designed for physicians. It consists of four modules that address epidemiology, public health, tropical bacteriology and virology, tropical parasitology and mycology, and travel applications and tropical medicine through webinars.

“This program will develop the skills needed for health professionals to work in tropical medicine. And it will prepare them for the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health, ”the foundation said.

He highlights that by meeting the program’s objectives, candidates will be able to describe current approaches to the principles and management of childhood diseases, reproductive health, and meeting the health needs of women and children, applying a variety of clinical sub-specialties focusing on the tropics. Discuss the differential diagnosis of returning passengers with fever or eosinophilia.

“Consistent with the Foundation’s charitable mission to build capacity to help those most in need in this area,” he stressed.


Applicants must submit their medical certificate, three letters of recommendation, and an essay on their motivation for obtaining this diploma. They must have sufficient English language skills to successfully complete English as a foreign language test.

The application process for the scholarship will start in June 2022 and will end in September 2022 Classes will start in January 2023

The Simon Bolivar Foundation, in collaboration with the National Academy of Medicine, will issue a call for potential candidates and identify those eligible to recommend their application for the Baylor School of Medicine Scholarship for a Diploma in Tropical Medicine program. Once shortlisted candidates submit their application. , The Baylor School of Medicine will make the final decision on admission to the program based on selection criteria, “the foundation said.

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