Global Medicine

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The Global Medicine Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital trains physicians to be leaders in global health and improve the health of vulnerable, underserved populations around the world. Fellows develop clinical and analytical skills, a deep understanding of public health principles, a systems-based approach, and advocacy tools to advance health equity and improve the health of communities.

The fellowship provides physicians with the expertise and flexibility to cultivate their individualized career path in global health.

Please click here for the Global Medicine Fellowship Brochure and here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Fellowship Mission:
To develop our trainees’ leadership, teaching, research, and clinical skills in global health focused on health disparities, health systems strengthening, and care for vulnerable populations locally and globally.

Fellowship Objectives:

  • Foster personal and career growth through the creation of meaningful clinical, teaching, research, and leadership opportunities.
  • Provide intentional and practical mentorship, didactics, and a community to prepare fellows with the skills and relationships to move forward in their career in global health.
  • Provide trainees with long-term field experience to promote in depth understanding of global health systems and foster mutually beneficial collaboration with our partners.

Primary Components:

  • In depth field experiences in global health
  • Intentional and structured mentorship focused on individualized career goals
  • Care for vulnerable patients and populations across a variety of settings
  • Practical, career-oriented global health didactics and conferences
  • Longitudinal scholarly project in global health

Application Requirements
Two Global Medicine Fellows will be chosen annually. Successful applicants must be board eligible or board certified in internal medicine when they begin the fellowship. Applications must be submitted to by Monday, October 31, 2016.

All applications should include the materials listed below.

  • Brief letter of interest outlining past experiences in global health, long-term career goals, and reasons for interest in the fellowship
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendations (including one from the residency program director or current chairman)