We are excited to announce a call for applications for our Global, Rural and Underserved Child Health Fellowship within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and in partnership with the University of Rwanda/University Teaching Hospital of Butare (Rwanda) and Navajo Area Indian Health.
We are soliciting applications for 2-3 positions starting July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.
The objective of our fellowship is to provide our fellows clinical exposure, academic opportunities, and mentorship in order to become leaders in global child health. Our fellows receive mentorship from faculty at the University of Utah and from colleagues at our partner sites at the University of Rwanda and Navajo Area Indian Health. Over the two years, fellows also have the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Fellows will spend 12 months in Butare, Rwanda, stationed at the University Teaching and Kabutare District Hospitals. Fellows are integrated into the faculty of the University of Rwanda and participate in clinical care, medical education and research/QI. Fellows spend a 6-month period on Navajo Nation working with a dynamic group of pediatric providers and staff. Another 6 months are spent in Salt Lake City, Utah working clinically and allows opportunity for fellows to receive mentorship. During this time fellows are encouraged to complete an academic project while also contributing to global health education of residents.
Fellows are compensated competitively as compared to other global health fellowships in the United States and Canada, and all travel, insurance and housing are included.
While we are living through challenging and uncertain times, the importance of our mission has come into much clearer focus and we are committed now more than ever to our program, our partners, and our fellows. We would be excited to have you join our team in this unique and rewarding fellowship.
Applicants must be Board Eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics at the time of employment.
Applications are being accepted now and candidates will be interviewed virtually and on a rolling basis.
Apply at: www.tinyurl.com/GlobalUtah2020
Jeff Robison, MD, Director, Global, Rural & Underserved Child Health Program
Esther Shin, MD, Associate Program Director, Global, Rural & Underserved Child Health Fellowship Chinle Service Unit, Navajo Area Indian Health Service