Yale School of Medicine
464 Congress Ave,
New Haven, CT
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 resident global health track, global health courses taught on campus, the Yale Global Health Day, and the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars program.
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.
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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), and the core professional course offered online at HumanitarianU (the only competency-based humanitarian training program).
They will 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 or other similar course as well.
Fellows may also propose additional/alternate short courses to tailor their training to their future career goals – subject to approval by the Fellowship Director.
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.)
The program is only open to US board-certified or board-eligible emergency physicians. This means that generally applicants must have completed a US or Canadian Emergency Medicine residency program OR another emergency medicine residency program but with license in good standing to practice medicine in the United States.
Applications may only be submitted online through the unified website for EM Global Health FellowshipsPlease check the website for specific dates. The application deadline is the end of September. Selected applicants are invited for interview during October. Positions are offered on the universal “no-offer date” for global EM fellowships which is on the second Monday of November at noon eastern time. (Please check the application website for further details).
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.