International Field Assignments

Fellows will have numerous opportunities for international field assignment. Choice and location of placement will be dependent upon the goals and specific interests of the fellow. It is expected that fellows will undertake a diverse course of field training in order to gain exposure to a variety of core areas in global health. Field experiences are designed to compliment and expand the skill set and knowledge base acquired during fellowship training. Opportunities for international field placement can be pursued through the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine, the Yale Johnson and Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Current active sights include, but are not limited to:

  • Liberia: Human Resources for Health Program-JFK Medical Center, Monrovia. ‘Post-Conflict’ health reconstruction and human workforce rehabilitation programming.
  • Uganda:Makerere University-Mulago Hospital, Kampala. Clinical and research post
  • South Africa: Church of Scotland Hospital-Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine. HIV/AIDS/TB clinical and research post
  • Indonesia: Sukadana, West Kalimantan-Borneo. Clinical Posting
  • Columbia: USCMA, Bogota Columbia.  EM Quality Care Project 
  • Rwanda: National University of Rwanda.  Graduate medical education programming
  • Sierra Leone: Exploratory phase
  • Centers for Disease Control:National Center for Injury Prevention & Control, Atlanta

In addition to the above sites coordinated though Yale, numerous opportunities for field based research and development programming are available through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Fellows are required to complete a field assignment and thesis for completion of their MSc from LSHTM and may choose to undertake their research thesis at any of the above sites or through postings coordinated by LSHTM faculty.

Fellows spend a total of 6 months in the field during their fellowship training, with 2 months required as a clinical posting. The final 2 months of field posting is dedicated to LSHTM-MSc thesis work and must fulfill requirements as set forth by LSHTM guidelines for field work and thesis completion.