Global Health Fellowship in Medicine 


CelesteThe BIDMC Global Health Fellowship in Medicine enables clinicians to become leaders in addressing global health disparities by developing and strengthening skills as effective practitioners and innovators in resource-challenged settings. The fellowship centers on core responsibilities in clinical stewardship, medical education and quality improvement. This is provided in the context of a long-term partnership with Scottish Livingstone Hospital (SLH) in Botswana.

Fellowship Program Structure

  • Six consecutive months as clinician-educators in Botswana at SLH
    • Teaching attending responsibilities at SLH, overseeing rotating US medical residents (over 30 per year) and Botswana medical interns and students
    • Leadership of outreach activities to community healthcare facilities in Kweneng East district
    • Unique opportunity to gain clinical experience in managing a wide range of medical conditions including infectious and non-communicable diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings 
    • Fellows will focus on local capacity building through provision of:
      • Outstanding clinical stewardship and mentorship
      • Dedicated medical education
      • Collaborative quality/process improvement projects, with expectation of scholarly work
      • Local systems strengthening in clinical service delivery
      • Administrative support to Country Program Director
  • Six months as a hospitalist in the Boston area in BIDMC's Hospital Medicine Program
    • Inpatient ward attending opportunities at a nationally renowned internal medicine residency program
  • Regular clinical case conferences throughout the year
  • Funding towards educational global health courses, training, and/or conference
  • Round-trip airfare to Botswana and provision of in-country work-related transport
  • Annual salary of $80,000

We are seeking compassionate, energetic, humble candidates who are comfortable working in a demanding resource-challenged environment. Candidates must be equally comfortable assuming responsibilities as an attending-level physician in a top U.S. hospital medicine group. We seek motivated learners and team players enthusiastic about addressing global health disparities. Read about our previous fellows.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send the following to Ruth Colman at rcolman@bidmc.harvard.edu:

  • Updated CV
  • Personal statement outlining how this fellowship opportunity aligns with your career goals
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Applications are rolling starting June 2020 and will close on October 15, 2020.