Links & Resources

Links for Travel Preparations

Grants and Scholarships

DOCARE is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to osteopathic medical students or residents.  Travel grants will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year as long as funds are available.  The maximum amount of a travel grant is $1000.

Access the grant application here.


American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) has opened its 2019 humanitarian outreach grant application cycle.  These grants can help assist DOCARE members who participate on outreach trips or rotations.  Please check the AOF website for more information.


Students enrolled at either AZ-COM or ATSU-SOMA are eligible to apply for a grant generously funded by the Arizona Osteopathic Charities. Applications for this grant will be accepted on a rolling basis through May 2020, or until the grant has been expended. To find out more about this opportunity and apply, click here.


In addition to the AOF grant opportunity, we recommend that students contact their university DOCARE chapters, university global health departments, and university grant and scholarship resources centers for information on funding options.

Country Information Resources

Travel Health Resources

Travel Medical and Evacuation Insurance

DOCARE requires that all participants traveling abroad purchase medical and evacuation insurance for the duration of their trip. Addition of trip cancellation coverage is optional, but highly recommended.  The following links are sources of insurance providers. DOCARE has no opinion about the comparative values of these providers, nor any connection to any specific insurance company. DOCARE recommends an insurance level of $500,000 for the medical evacuation coverage. Coverage amounts for medical care and trip cancellation depend upon your personal needs, and any requirements set by the host.