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The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship is a one or two year program designed for medical students 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 for fully-trained surgeons; you are required to have completed your surgical training.
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.
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. The MPH degree can be started through the Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. Obtaining an MPH will require a separate application to the Harvard School of Public Health (see Application Instructions). Tuition and fees associated with matriculation in the MPH program will be the responsibility of the Fellow unless otherwise specified.
Any questions regarding the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship should be directed to:
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15th
FINAL INTERVIEWS: October - November
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: January
FELLOWSHIP START DATE: July 1st
*ORIENTATION DATES: June 29th and 30th
*Subject to change
Please send all completed application materials to:
Or via post to:
641 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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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