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Harbor-UCLA Emergency Medicine Global Health Fellowship
The Harbor-UCLA Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Global Health is designed to provide U.S. residency-trained emergency physicians with a broad exposure to global emergency medicine, emergency systems development, and global health practice. The fellowship program is designed for medical leaders seeking a career in:
- academic emergency medicine focused in global health;
- international health organizations; and/or
- global health research.
The Global Health Fellowship prepares fellows by developing skills in humanitarian aid and disaster response, emergency systems development, health program administration, funding procurement, cross-cultural collaboration, global public health, and emergency medicine in limited health systems.
Drawing on the strengths of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, the fellowship’s primary focus is on global emergency medicine. The fellowship prepares emergency physicians to take on roles as aid workers, consultants, administrative advisors, and educators in the global arena.
Although fellows spend a significant portion of their time abroad, they are based in Los Angeles, with multiple opportunities for teaching, academic productivity, and clinical practice in the Harbor-UCLA emergency department.
International FieldworkThe fellows will get extensive experience working overseas. Recent international fellow work includes Iraq, Haiti, Kurdish Regional Government, Libia, South Sudan and Syrian Refugee
The fellow is expected to conduct scholarly research. Mentorship will be provided by the fellowship director. The fellow will participate in ongoing research and be encouraged to initiate his/her own additional project(s). Fellows are also encouraged to prepare and submit grant proposals.
The fellow will be expected to maintain and further develop his/her clinical emergency medicine skills. The fellow’s clinical load will average five shifts per month over the full year (grouped as 10 shifts per month in the US and no shift duties during the months overseas). Moonlighting outside of the fellowship is also permitted, as long as fellowship obligations are met. The fellow will have the rank of Clinical Instructor at Harbor-UCLA.
Fellows will be required to attend the UCLA Global Health Journal Club when they are physically located in Los Angeles. Additional information will come from lectures and other training, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Fellows are encouraged to take additional courses to further their education, such as Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P), ATLS Instructor, and other advanced training in disaster, expedition, tropical, or travel medicine. An additional year may be included (funding permitting) if the fellow would like additional training and/or a Masters of Public Health (at UCLA or another university abroad or in the States).
The selected fellow will be a medical doctor who has completed U.S. specialty training in Emergency Medicine and is board eligible. The fellow will be selected from a group of highly qualified physician specialists with a specific interest in global health.
Download an application here. Applications are due by October 15.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Ross I. Donaldson, MD, MPH, CTropMed
Global Health Fellowship Program Director
Phone: (310) 222-3501