About the Program
This one or two-year fellowship includes an MPH degree for the two-year curriculum. Twelve months of the program will be in an in-field setting with 12 months in the OSU clinical setting to include an MPH classroom component. Field locations include hospitals in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Haiti. Other locations are possible as dictated by World Bank standards of low resource countries.
The fellow will also be involved in the in the immigrant clinic network for Columbus, Ohio. Fellows will be expected to produce at least one peer reviewed research manuscript at completion of fellowship program. The fellowship will emphasize the systems development and sustainable education efforts for work force and programmatic development in very low resource settings. Ohio State has an advantage in this area since programs are already in existence to address sustainability, rather than solely primary patient care.
International field projects
Fellows gain firsthand experience in disaster response, emergency medicine development, refugee medicine, public health, human rights, travel medicine and emergency medical provider training in underdeveloped countries. A broad range of international experience is a hallmark of the program. Existing experiences in low income countries (LIC’s) include Dodoma, Tanzania, Gisenyi, Rwanda, Narok and Bomet counties, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Hinche, Haiti. Other in-field experiences are available, as defined by the WHO standard definition for LIC.
Contributing scholarship in public health
Develop sustainable, funded initiatives in global health
The practice of emergency medicine during the Global Health Fellowship
Application ProcessAn Ohio medical license will be required before starting the fellowship. To start the application process, you must be a graduate from an emergency medicine residency program.
- A current CV with reference list
- A statement describing your reason for pursuing global health fellowship training (personal statement)
- USMLE or COMLEX scores (official report)
- Three letters of recommendation preferably from emergency medicine faculty, with one letter of recommendation from your current program director
To apply, submit all required materials to Jeanine Hatfield at Jeanine.Hatfield@osumc.edu