Program Structure

The Yale-LSHTM GH-IEM fellowship is a two year fellowship designed for emergency physicians preparing for long term careers in global health and international emergency medicine. Fellows dedicate a total of 26 months in training with time split between clinical work, research, field assignments, and academic coursework earning a Masters of Science (MSc) in Tropical Medicine and International Health (TMIH) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Fellowship Outline

Fellows will have appointment within the Yale School of Medicine as Clinical Instructor in the department of Emergency Medicine and will be responsible for attending in the Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Department. During their clinical time at Yale, fellows will take part in academic and administrative activities, will participate in analysis and design of research studies, and will prepare for field assignments and development programming.

The MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health serves to develop a competency in tropical medicine and public health. The course provides training in clinical tropical medicine at the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in London and a broad choice of study modules at LSHTM to enable fellows to develop or extend interests in a wide variety of subjects relevant to the practice of medicine in tropical and developing countries. Fellows will also take the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H), an accredited clinical qualification in tropical medicine, which provides a comprehensive review of the major infectious diseases and related public health issues.

In addition to the MSc and DTM&H, fellows will complete short courses to expand and develop essential skills relevant to humanitarian assistance and complex emergency. This will be achieved through the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course administered through the International Committee of the Red Cross-Red Crescent, the WHO Program on Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies (DCE), and through mentor-ship and training at the Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response.

In order to gain practical experience and field training, fellows will spend a total of 6 months dedicated to field postings. International field work is comprised of 2 months in the first year and 4 months in the second (fig 1). Fellow field activities serve to develop practical skill sets as relevant to tropical medicine, public health and humanitarian assistance. Fellows are also required to complete a global health research thesis as part of their MSc curriculum and will have the opportunity for international research posting during their final two months of training at LSHTM.