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In order to apply for the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship, please fill out the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship application 

In addition to submitting a completed application, please be sure to also include:

  • Current CV listing all research, work, and volunteer experiences. In addition, please list any international experiences you have had (include location, dates, and nature of involvement)
  • A Personal Statement. This statement should describe your interest in and commitment to expanding the field of global surgery. Please also explain how you feel that you might benefit from this fellowship. Personal statements should be limited to one single-spaced page
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from residency director or chairman
  • Official transcript of USMLE scores or Non-US equivalent test results
  • Official medical school transcript

Important Dates

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1st

STUDENT DEADLINE: December 1st

FINAL INTERVIEWS: October - November

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: January

FELLOWSHIP START DATE: July 1st

The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship offers an Early Application Deadline for candidates certain of their interest in the fellowship who would like to apply for external funding in support of their research as funding is not guaranteed through the fellowship. Qualified candidates in the Early Application process will be given institutional support in pursuit of external funding. Official acceptance into the program will be decided in January, though assured funding and interest on behalf of the application committee may warrant an early acceptance.

Please send all completed application materials to: globalsurgery@childrens.harvard.edu

Please note that if the prospective Fellow wishes to pursue a Masters of Public Health, it is their responsibility to apply to both the MPH Program and Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness through the Harvard School of Public Health. Any questions regarding the fellowship or application process should be directed here.

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