Welcome to Baylor College of Medicine


The goal of our fellowship is to train emergency medicine residency graduates to be innovative leaders in the field of global health. Set in the most diverse city in the nation, with a wide range of international partners, we provide fellows with custom training designed to hone existing clinical skills and academic interests while providing broader exposure to the diverse field of global health both at home and abroad. These include global emergency medicine development and education, tropical medicine, health policy, disaster response and humanitarian relief.

We are accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Fellowship Experience

Our two-year academic fellowship is set in the most diverse city in the nation. The National School of Tropical Medicine is on-campus and offers our fellows extensive tropical medicine training as well as lecturing opportunities. Leaders in global and innovative healthcare across disciplines are also at BCM, providing ready partners for mentorship and academic projects both locally and abroad, including the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, Baylor Global Initiatives, the TMC Innovation Institute and many others. 

Of note, we also offer a one-year fellowship for qualified candidates who already have obtained a graduate degree (MPH, MSc or equivalent). 

Please see our website for more detailed information.

Fellowship Curriculum

The fellowship is two years and includes an MPH or equivalent degree, global fieldwork and research in addition to clinical work in the Emergency Department at BCM-affiliated hospitals. While baseline components make up the curriculum framework, it is designed to be flexible to best support the fellow’s interests and development in global emergency medicine. Specific curriculum components include: MPH or equivalent degree with a global health concentration. International disaster/humanitarian relief courses such as the Health Emergencies in Large Populations course and the Harvard Humanitarian Response Intensive Course. Research including at least one first-author manuscript and abstract presentation at a national or international conference, such as ACEP, SAEM or ICEM. Development of emergency medicine systems and/or educational curriculum at one of our global sites. 

We also offer a joint global emergency medicine and ultrasound fellowship, and also have a strong and diverse Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) focus in health equity.


Project Name & Description Details

BCM in Belize

Belize is the main fellowship site, with several active educational and research projects including: • Nationwide WHO Basic Emergency Care (BEC) Rollout via Train-the-Trainer regional teams • Opt-Out HIV Screening in the Accident & Emergency Department • Sepsis Screening Pilot in the Accident & Emergency Department • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Modular Curriculum for non-specialty trained providers • Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Modular Curriculum for non-specialty trained providers • Nationwide WHO Emergency Triage Assessment & Treatment (ETAT) Rollout via Train-the-Trainer teams • An Integrated One-Health Response to Detect and Respond to Emerging Disease Threats in High-Risk Regions of Central America Details

BCM in Liberia

Assisting in post-Ebola healthcare infrastructure rebuilding at Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) hospital in Monrovia Details

BCM in India

Resident education & clinical care at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIMPER) in Pondicherri, India Details

Michael Jaung

Assistant Professor

Lamees AlShaikh



Program Director
Joy Mackey
Fellowship Director

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We welcome your application, including a personal statement, CV, and three letters of recommendation along with a letter of intent directly by email to jmmackey@bcm.edu. You also need to register with GEMFC and the NRMP match.

Fellowship candidates must be ABEM board eligible or certified by the July 1st fellowship start date. This generally means that fellows have completed an Emergency Medicine residency in the US or Canada.

Application Process

Email the program director at jmmackey@bcm.edu. Your application should include: Personal Statement including why you are specifically interested in our program. Three letters of recommendation (one from residency director/chair). CV

Accepted Application Conditions

Fellowship candidates must be ABEM board eligible or certified by the July 1 fellowship start date.

Important Dates

Applications may only be submitted between
Jun 01, 2022 at 12:00PM and Oct 01, 2022 at 12:00PM

Application Deadline : Oct 01, 2022

Interview Dates : Oct 24, 2022

Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis