The Global Pediatric Fellowship Program at Boston Children’s Hospital aims to train
future leaders in global child health as well as support the development of essential
child health services in regions of the world with greatest need and limited access to
health providers. Our goal is to train a cadre of pediatricians who have the skills and
long term commitment necessary to make an impact in improving child health in
some of the neediest global settings.
The focus of the fellowship is on skills in global health service delivery, including skills
in clinical care, medical education, program development, management, evaluation,
quality improvement, and in implementation focused research.
During their field placement, fellows will work in collaboration with Partners In Health
in Haiti and Rwanda or Laos Friends Hospital for Children to support pediatric medical
education, strengthen existing child health programs, and expand access to pediatric
During their clinical placement in Boston, fellows will combine clinical work in general
pediatrics with an extensive global health curriculum aimed at strengthening their
core clinical, public health, quality improvement, and teaching skills relevant to global
health. Fellows will receive a clinical appointment, salary and full employee benefits
package at BCH. Fellows will also be recommended for an academic appointment at
Harvard Medical School as a Clinical Fellow.
Formal course work is an important part of fellowship. Opportunities for accepted
and qualifying fellows to pursue, may include a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard
T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness
(HSPH), Global Health Delivery Intensive (HSPH), and the Gorgas Diploma in Tropical
Medicine Course. Opportunities and funding support vary by year. Additional details
will be provided during interviews.
Applicants must be Board-certified/eligible in Pediatrics or
Medicine-Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics
International Medical Graduates, including graduates from Canadian
medical schools, must pass USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 by December 31, 2018
Apply at: http://www.tiny.cc/fellowship2019 by September 30, 2018. Apply early–applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.