*** DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR. WE WILL RESUME APPLICATIONS SUMMER 2021 ***
The Yale-LSHTM Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine (GHIEM) trains board eligible emergency physicians to become leaders in global health and to advance the science of global emergency care.
Through an innovative partnership between Yale University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), fellows will gain hands-on experience in public health in low-resource settings, tropical medicine and infectious disease, and work in complex humanitarian emergencies.
Fellows will further develop their clinical and teaching skills as Clinical Instructors in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University.
*** DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS SUMMER 2020 ***
Fellows engage in clinical work, field research, as well as formal didactic training including a Masters of Science (MSc) in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Fellows divide their time between Yale-New Haven, London, and multiple field postings identified during the fellowship.
- Yale - 6 months
- LSHTM - 3 months
- Short Courses - 1 month
- Field - 2 months
- Yale - 6 months
- LSHTM - 3 months
- Field - 3 months
- Field - 2 months
Fellows are mentored by a group of four permanent and three affiliate Global EM faculty. In addition, many fellows have been mentored by faculty from our world-class Emergency Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, Simulation, EMS and Research faculty. Fellows will further be integrated into departmental and Yale University Global Health activities including the resident global health track, global health courses taught on campus, the Yale Global Health Day, and the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars program. In addition, Fellows are integrated at programs throughout the university including the Yale Institute for Global Health and the Yale School of Public Health
- Obtain additional certifications including a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H),
- Complete core professional course offered online at HumanitarianU (competency-based humanitarian training program).
- Complete the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course given by the course founders the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) at their main training venue in Geneva, Switzerland or other similar course.
- UN Security in the Field Training
As part of their core responsibilities, fellows will spend 6-8 months dedicated to field work and research. Through these field postings, fellows will further develop their skills in global public health and healthcare in low-resource settings.
Fellows will work closely with faculty at Yale, LSHTM, as well as mentors in the field to develop a research focus that can both meet the thesis requirements of their MSc degree as well as be an initial area of expertise in their global health careers. Most fellows complete their thesis research in the final two months of their fellowship. Fellows are welcome to propose their own area of research or to participate in ongoing projects with section faculty (a partial listing is available below.)
Support is provided for degree program, short course certificates, travel expenses, field research and to attend and present at national and international conferences.
Working through partnerships at Yale University, fellows may participate in projects around the world including multiple sites in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, East and South Asia, and Latin America (language proficiency required for some sites.)
Applicants must be US Board-Certified or US Board-Eligible Emergency Physicians. Please note, that in most cases this means that applicants must have completed EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA
After review of applications, selected applicants will be invited for interviews at Yale. Please note we will host a dinner for applicants the night before. Accommodations and meals will be covered by the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine
Upon acceptance to the Yale-LSHTM GHIEM Fellowship, the selected applicant will be encouraged to immediately apply to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to initiate split-study degree program the following year
Important Dates | 2021-09-30
Deadline for application is September 30th Interview Date is 20 October 2020 (alternate date 27 October)
Interview Date | 2021-10-20
This year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions we will conduct virtual interviews by invitation on 20 October (alternate date 27 October).
NRMP FELLOWSHIP MATCH DATE | 2021-11-10
Yale adheres to the IEMFC NO-OFFER DATE Policy which means that no offers will be made prior to the NRMP FELLOWSHIP MATCH DATE. Thereafter, offers can be made on a rolling basis based on availability
|Project Name & Description||Details|
Managing Non-Communicable Diseases in East Africa
|Combined program and research on NCDs in Kenya and Uganda||Details|
Impact of Road Traffic Injuries in Uganda
|Research project to assess the household impact of road traffic injuries in Masaka, Uganda||Details|
Strengthening Emergency Care in Palestine
|World Bank funded project to strengthen emergency care services in the West Bank and Gaza||Details|
Palliative Care in Low-Resource Settings
|Project to study the feasibility and impact of palliative care interventions in low-resource settings. Focus on Ethiopia and Uganda||Details|
Evaluating nursing interventions to limit secondary head injury in Uganda
|Research project to assess the ability of standardized training and nursing tools to limit secondary injury in TBI patients in Kampala, Uganda||Details|
Developing EM Residency at Makerere University
|Working with a consortium of universities to help launch EM specialty at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda||Details|
Assessing Refugee Health Upon Resettlement
|Programs to assess refugee health needs and barriers to access health services after resettlement||Details|
Documenting Health Impacts of Syrian War
|Research analyzing the injuries associated with the Syrian War||Details|
EM Development in Armenia
|Working with the Aremenian MoH to develop Emergency Services||Details|