In order to become the most competent global surgeon possible, it is natural that serving in resource-poor settings is an integral part of the Fellowship experience. Both Clinical and Research Fellows in the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Program will have the opportunity to provide services for underserved populations in at least one of the following communities:
Haiti – The first Partners In Health site is in Cange, Haiti. This facility in Haiti’s Central Plateau now has 104 beds and can provide all basic and many advanced clinical procedures. A new flagship teaching hospital will be opening in 2012 that will be able to provide more comprehensive surgical and anesthesia services to those in central Haiti. This hospital at Mirebalais will be another site for Fellows to participate in surgical care delivery, as well as in surgical education and training with their Haitian colleagues.
Rwanda – In collaboration with Partners In Health, Fellows will be able to participate in surgical care delivery, education, and training at district hospitals in Rwanda, including Rwinkwavu Hospital and a newly-constructed facility in Butaro.
Liberia – Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in surgical care delivery, education, and research activities with our partners at JFK Hospital and Firestone Hospital in Liberia. Program activities are conducted in collaboration with the NGO HEARTT, and represent a growing multi-institutional collaborative effort to improve clinical care and post-graduate education in surgery and anesthesia in and around the capital of Monrovia.
Additional Sites – While the above sites represent the core focus of Fellows in the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship, additional sites for clinical activity may become available as opportunities develop.