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The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship is a one- or two-year program designed for those enrolled in a health-related graduate degree program with an interest in global surgical care, and professionals who have either already completed their surgical residency or are taking a scheduled break from formal training to conduct research. The purpose of the Fellowship is to train leaders who will further promote surgical care, education, and research pertinent to global surgery. Fellows will also develop academic, clinical, and administrative skills in global surgery, public health, surgical systems development, and humanitarian aid. Throughout the course of the Fellowship, there will be a focus on developing a skill set necessary to treat conditions common in resource-poor settings.
Please click on the links below for application instructions as well as additional information about the available tracks within the Fellowship
Clinical Track: This position is designed for board-certified surgeons. Preference is given to surgeons with at least one year of independent practice or experience working in low-resource settings.
Research Track: This position is for those who are still in surgical training or residency and who wish to take time off during their training to conduct research.
Research Associate Track: This position is for medical students who wish to take time off between their 3rd and 4th year of medical school, as well as for those who are enrolled in a health-related graduate degree program with an interest in global surgical care.
Interested fellows in either the Clinical Fellowship or Research Fellowship track may incorporate a Masters of Public Health degree during their fellowship, but this option is not compulsory. 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. Tuition and fees associated with matriculation in the MPH program will be the responsibility of the Fellow.
Any questions regarding the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship should be directed to:
RESEARCH AND CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: September15th
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 16th
FELLOWSHIP START DATE: July 1st
*ORIENTATION DATES: The last week of June
*Subject to change
Please send all completed application materials to:
Or via post to:
641 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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