Post-Residency Opportunities

UNC Global Health Education Fellowship in Nicaragua

Overview: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine (UNC DFM) is offering a two year Global Health Education Fellowship for a recent graduate of an accredited US Family Medicine Residency Program interested in developing a global health career. The Fellow would spend six months per year in León, Nicaragua (site of the UNC Program in Nicaragua). While in Nicaragua, the fellow would work with Nicaraguan partners at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, León to improve primary care education and assist with Family Medicine curriculum development.  The Fellow would spend the remaining six months per year performing clinical work at UNC DFM (including partnering with the NC Migrant Farmworker Program) and have some protected time to continue to advance educational programs in Nicaragua and be mentored by faculty in the DFM, UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health. The rich environment of the Triangle area offers ample opportunity to explore global health career paths, including education, research and programmatic work.  

Requirements: Advanced proficiency in oral and written Spanish; strong clinical skills; family medicine board certification (or plan to take boards within 6 months); ability to spend six months per year on-site in Nicaragua; prior experience in developing world or underserved setting.

Dates of position: July, 2017-June, 2019 (2 years)

Salary: Standard UNC clinical fellowship package with benefits and conference travel + additional travel expenses.

Please contact: Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH at sbd@unc.edu or Martha Carlough, MD, MPH at martha_carlough@med.unc.edu  to request more information about the position.

Application deadline: January 30, 2017   Visit this link to download the application.

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MGH Fellowship in Global Health Leadership

Consists of collaboration with the newly opened Maseno University Medical School in western Kenya to support medical education and the development of a post-graduate FM/EM residency program. The start date is fairly flexible, usually begins around August. Read more.

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IJMT-Fogerty Global Health Fellows Program

The IJMT-Fogarty Global Health Fellowship supports mentored research training opportunities for promising postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students. Sponsored by the Fogarty International Center - as well as other institutes, centers, and offices at the NIH- our program provides stipends, research, and travel for 12 month research attachments. Trainees live and work full time at affiliated research sites in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our consortium brings together four leading U.S. institutions and partnering institutions in 13 countries.

Access the application through the website here: UJMT-Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

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Brown Alpert Medical School Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship 

Well trained family medicine faculty with additional training in global health can assist with the development of pre-doctoral, residency, clinical, and research education in these emerging health care systems. Please refer to the website for further information.

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MGC Global Primary Care, Uganda Site Director position 

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Global Health and Department of Medicine is
seeking a talented and dedicated physician to serve as the Uganda Site Director for its Global Primary
Care (GPC) Program. Please read the announcement for more information.

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The UNC Preventive Medicine Residency

This residency program provides two years of training after one or more years of clinical residency.  The 2 years consist of course work leading to the MPH degree or its equivalent and a supervised set of experiences in preventive medicine and public health.  While some of these rotations will take place domestically, the resident may focus on global health during the MPH degree and pursue clinical or research rotations abroad in the second year.  More information on this residency.

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Yale and Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program

This established program offers rotations sites in South Africa, Uganda, Liberia, Indonesia and Rwanda. Selected residents may receive funding or participate without funding from the J&J Scholars program but still receive all other benefits.

Read more about this program and the rotation sites here.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

This fellowship provides funding for individuals to conduct research in tropical infectious diseases (and, on occasion, other clinical conditions unique to tropical medicine). It is designed to stimulate or sustain interest in research in tropical infectious diseases by individuals who are planning academic or other career paths ultimately focused on clinical research relevant to tropical or developing areas of the world.

Click to view the Application Guidelines.


Global Women’s Health Fellowship               

This unique opportunity provides early career training for obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs) aspiring to an academic career in global women’s health. The fellowship leverages the strengths of the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and UNC-affiliated institutions in Zambia and Malawi to provide world-class training in clinical research and service delivery.

Visit this link to read more about this opportunity.  


Global Health and Leadership Program in Emergency Medicine

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Emergency Medicine, Global Health, and Leadership Program (GHLP) is a 24-month fellowship program offered conjointly by the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Gillings School of Global Public Health.  The UNC Emergency Medicine GHLP is geared toward physicians who have completed an accredited Emergency Medicine residency program and have strong career interests in the development of Emergency Medicine as a specialty in developing countries.

Click here for more information.


Samaritan's Purse Post-Residency Program

Samaritan’s Purse offers physicians and dentists a Post-Residency Program, which is coordinated through partner, World Medical Mission. The two-year Post-Residency Program enables Christian physicians and their families to serve overseas immediately following their residency or fellowship. The goal of the Post-Residency Program is to help encourage and prepare young doctors in all specialties to become full-time medical missionaries.

Click here to view the program pamphlet.


Global Pediatric Fellowship

(July 2014)

Boston Children's Hospital is currently accepting applications for July 2015 entry into the Global Pediatric Fellowship. This is a two year training program, in which fellows rotate in 6 month blocks between a field placement in Haiti, Rwanda, or Liberia, and a clinical placement in Boston, Massachusetts. The focus of the fellowship is on skills in global health service delivery, including skills in clinical care, medical education, program development, management, evaluation, quality improvement, and in implementation focused research.

During their field placement, fellows will work in collaboration with Partners In Health (Haiti/Rwanda) or the Academic Collaborative to Support Medical Education in Liberia to provide pediatric training to local clinicians, strengthen existing child health programs, and expand access to pediatric health care. Prior to departing to their field site, fellows attend a 1-week orientation to fieldwork in Haiti through PIH. During their clinical placement in Boston, fellows will combine clinical work in general pediatrics with an extensive global health curriculum aimed at strengthening their core clinical, public health, quality improvement, and teaching skills relevant to global health. Fellows attend the Global Health Delivery Summer Intensive Program at the Harvard School of Public Health, in addition to courses in clinical skills, ultrasound, research, and QI.

Candidates must be board certified/eligible in pediatrics or medicine-pediatrics. For entry into the fellowship on July 1st, 2015, the application deadline is October 10th, 2014.  To download the application, please visit here.


Global Health Service Partnership

(August 2014)

The Global Health Service Partnership is accepting applications from qualified doctors and nurses for Global Health Service Partnership Peace Corps Response Volunteers. This program was launched through SEED Global Health in partnership with the Peace Corps and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR). The GHSP Volunteers will serve one year assignments as physician trainers and educators at institutions and affiliated health facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Applications for July 2015 deployments are open from May 19 to December 5, 2014.


Global Health Research Fellowship

The mission of the Global Health Research Fellowship is to train general internists for academic careers in global health research.  The three-year fellowship includes field-based research, courses in research methods, and teaching and clinical service at Weill Cornell New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Please read the fellowship brochure for more information.


Partners in Health and Brigham & Women's Hospitalist Program

Partners in Health is seeking excellent physicians in Internal Medicine (or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics) with strong interest in global health and medical education to join their teams in Rwanda, Haiti, and Malawi.  This full-time position provides as opportunity to serve as both a clinician educator at a PIH field site and as an academic hospitalist at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.  Please read the position description for more information.

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