The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Pediatric Global Surgery Fellowship announces a search for the its next fellow. This fellowship, available through the UIC Department of Surgery, is looking to start a new fellow on July 1, 2022. The current fellow is in Uganda on a Fulbright Award and will be completing the fellowship in June. We are seeking highly-motivated applicants for this two-year fellowship providing preparation for a career in academic global surgery.
The program will prepare fellows to be leaders in academic global surgery and will provide a foundation and plan for a successful career in this rapidly-developing field. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue a Masters of Public Health (MPH) through the UIC School of Public Health. Individuals not wishing to pursue a MPH may choose to participate in a one-year or two-year fellowship. Each fellow will develop his or her own global surgery project in a low- or middle-income country. Projects can focus on training, systems improvement, research, or advocacy and can potentially be arranged in Pakistan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Honduras, or Ukraine. The fellowship also offers mentored research in global pediatric and adult general surgery. Participants will receive a stipend commensurate with their Postgraduate Year (PGY) level at the time of matriculation. Health insurance, travel insurance, and malpractice insurance coverage will also be provided. Participants wishing to pursue the Masters of Public Health program should plan to complete all course work for the MPH during the two years of fellowship, much of which can be done on-line.
Each fellow will be expected to complete a minimum of two research projects during his or her fellowship for submission for publication or for presentation at a national meeting. Fellows will also have opportunity to teach and present workshops on global surgery topics to students and other residents. To maintain their clinical skills, fellows have the option to assist in covering the pediatric surgery service and take call in rotation with other surgical residents on pediatric surgery not more frequently than every 4th night and one weekend per month averaged over a month during their time in Chicago. There may also be opportunity for clinical work in a low- or middle-income country setting, but that will be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing why they are interested in global surgery and what their goals are for the fellowship.
Applications should also include a curriculum vitae (CV). Finally, a letter of recommendation and support from the applicant’s current residency program director should confirm that the resident has an approved leave of absence from the program and will be able to rejoin the residency upon completion of the fellowship.
For the fellowship starting July 1, 2022, please submit all application materials prior to midnight Central Time, February 15th, 2022. Phone or web interviews will be arranged for promising candidates before the final fellow is selected.
Jan 14, 2022