Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine

Fellowship Director

Mowafi, Hani Osama

Fellowship Director

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


The Yale-LSHTM Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine (GHIEM) trains board eligible emergency physicians to become leaders in global health and to advance the science of global emergency care. Through an innovative partnership between Yale University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), fellows will gain hands-on experience in public health in low-resource settings, tropical medicine and infectious disease, and work in complex humanitarian emergencies. Fellows will further develop their clinical and teaching skills as Clinical Instructors in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University.

Fellows will further be integrated into departmental and Yale University Global Health activities including the Yale EM Residency global health track, global health courses taught on campus, Yale Global Initiative, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, and the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars program.

Program Structure

The Yale-LSHTM GHIEM fellowship is a 26-month program open to board certified or board eligible emergency physicians. Fellows engage in clinical work, field research, as well as formal didactics including a Masters of Science (MSc) in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Fellows divide their time between Yale-New Haven, London, and multiple field postings identified during the fellowship.


In addition to the Masters of Science from LSHTM, fellows will also obtain additional certifications including a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) as well as complete the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course given by the course founders the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) at their main training venue in Geneva, Switzerland. Fellows may also propose additional/alternate short courses to tailor their training to their future career goals – subject to approval by the Fellowship Director.

Field Experience

As part of their core responsibilities, fellows will spend 6-8 months dedicated to field work and research. Through these field postings, fellows will further develop their skills in global public health and healthcare in low-resource settings. Fellows will work closely with faculty at Yale, LSHTM, as well as mentors in the field to develop a research focus that can both meet the thesis requirements of their MSc degree as well as be an initial area of expertise in their global health careers. Most fellows complete their thesis research in the final two months of their fellowship.

Working through partnerships at Yale University, fellows may participate in projects around the world including multiple sites in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, East and South Asia, and Latin America (language proficiency required for some sites).

Compensation Package

A competitive package worth approximately $110K in the first year and $120K in the second year which includes:

  • PGY 5/6 Salary
  • Full fringe benefits
  • Additional housing stipend for UK
  • Professional account for CME
  • 2 weeks paid vacation

Fellows receive additional administrative support, extensive research support from over 30 dedicated research staff as well as mentorship from Global Health faculty in the department and around the university.


Interested applicants are invited to learn more about the program by visiting our Application Materials section or the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine main page.

Applications may be submitted through the unified website for EM Global Health Fellowships.

The application deadline for 2015-16 is September 30th, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Select applicants will be invited to interview October 20/21, 2014. Accepted applicants will be notified on the second Monday of November.

N.B. Candidates must complete a separate application to the LSHTM MSc program. Applicants should apply under the degree program for Tropical Medicine and International Health (TMIH) under the SPLIT STUDY format. Applicants interested in other degree programs at LSHTM may pursue alternate degree programs with Fellowship Director’s approval provided they are offered with the SPLIT STUDY format. The deadlines for these programs can be found on the LSHTM website above but are generally after the acceptance deadline for the GHIEM fellowship.