Fellowship in Global Hospital Medicine

new National Teaching Hospital, Mirebalais, Haiti
New National Teaching Hospital, Mirebalais, Haiti

This one or two year fellowship in Hospital Medicine will train hospitalists to lead practice and research in medical education, care delivery, and quality improvement in resource poor settings.  From a foundation in quantitative research methods and clinical practice at the University of Chicago, the core of this fellowship will be 6 months per year away from the University with partners in a resource-limited setting.

The Global Hospital Medicine Fellowship is ideal for early-career hospitalists or graduating residents who anticipate careers in global health.

Research Training and Mentorship

One and two year fellows will participate in the Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT) at the University of Chicago during the summer quarter of their first year.

Our fellowship is integrated within the Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS), where core faculty in hospital medicine, health economic, medical sociology will work with our fellows.  With connections to virtually all schools and divisions at the University of Chicago, CHeSS works to support and promote innovation and excellence in research, scholarship, training, and collaboration.

Some fellows wit strong interest in medical education scholarship may wish to consider the Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship (MERITS). 

Fellows may also wish to pursue a Master’s Degree in public policy at the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies or a Master’s Degree in the Department of Health Studies. 

We collaborate closely with the University of Chicago Human Right’s Program, where Dr. Lyon sits on the board and with the University’s Global Health Initiative.

Clinical Training

5-6 months each year at a collaborating site in Haiti. 
Supervision ‘in the field’ will be provided by local senior clinicians, and by University of Chicago and University of California San Francisco faculty on periodic visits.

*** Collaborating sites beyond Haiti will be considered with an applicant’s prior experience and approval of the site by fellowship faculty.

2-3 months each year attending at the University of Chicago Medical Center.


Welcoming the inaugural class of family practice residents
St. Marc, Haiti, January 2012

The Global Hospital Medicine Fellow will live, work, teach, and conduct research in Haiti in collaboration with Partners In Health / Zanmi Lasante (PIH / ZL) – the largest provider of healthcare in Haiti and a central partner with the Ministry of Public Health and Population and the State University of Haiti in rebuilding medical education after the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010.  Fellows will attend on a dedicated inpatient teaching service alongside Haitian physicians and trainees.  Fellows will also serve a primary role in teaching internal medicine to Haitian residents in PIH / ZL’s family practice residency program. 

The University of Chicago Hospital Medicine fellows will be integral to establishing the inpatient internal medicine teaching service at the National Teaching Hospital in Mirebalais.


We are currently accepting applications for the 2013 fellowship class on an ongoing basis.  Please contact Dr. Lyon by email with a letter of interest to schedule an initial phone interview.


Dr. Lyon seeing patients at St. Marc Prison, December 2010

Evan Lyon, MD
Fellowship Director
Assistant Professor

Brian Callendar, MD
Fellowship Co-Director
Assistant Professor
Global Health Ethics and Medical Education Advisor

David Meltzer, MD, PhD
Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Current Fellow

Bijan Ghassemieh, MD
Dr. Ghessemieh is a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and a 2012 graduate of the Internal Medicine Residency program at the University of Chicago.  His clinical and research work during fellowship will be focused in Hinche, Haiti.