Global Health Medicine Training


Global Health Medicine Fellow
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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
  • Six months as a hospitalist in the Boston area in BIDMC's Hospital Medicine Program
    • Inpatient ward attending opportunities within a nationally renowned academic hospital medicine and 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, 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:

  • Updated CV
  • 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.