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The BIDMC Global Health Fellowship in Medicine enables clinicians to become leaders in addressing global health inequities by developing and strengthening skills as effective practitioners and innovators in contrasting health system 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 U.S. medicine residents and Botswana medicine 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 communicable 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 and thought partnership to Country Program Director
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, contrasting health system 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:
Personal statement outlining how this fellowship opportunity aligns with your career goals
Three letters of recommendation (one from your residency program director)
Applications are rolling though we have a target deadline of October 15, 2022. Please write with inquiries at any time.