Global Health Hospital Medicine Fellowship

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

About the Global Health Hospital Medicine Fellowship (GHHMF)

The University of Chicago GHHMF is a one to two-year global health training program based in the Hospitalist Scholars Training Program. The goal of GHHMF is to train hospitalist scholars to become leaders in care delivery, medical education, and health system strengthening in resource-limited settings. The GHHMF is ideal for graduating residents or early-career hospitalists who anticipate academic careers in global health.

The GHHMF was launched in 2012 under the leadership of director Evan Lyon, MD, in collaboration with partners at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Haiti-based non-governmental organization Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante (PIH/ZL). GHHMF fellows from University of Chicago and UCSF spend 5-6 months per year working, teaching, and leading quality improvement initiatives at a district-level hospital in Hinche, Haiti. Since its launch, the GHHMF has expanded to encompass other sites, such as Rwanda and central China, where University of Chicago fellows are engaged in clinical service and capacity building with close faculty mentorship.

 

The GHHMF is supported by the Section of Hospital Medicine and the Center for Global Health at the University of Chicago.

 

Structure of the GHHMF

 

Clinical Service

The GHHMF includes two components of clinical service:

  • Inpatient hospitalist service at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC), including a combination of day service and night shifts (3 months per year);
  • Clinical service at a partner site in a resource-limited setting (5-6 months per year):
    • At least one fellow per year will work at a district-level teaching hospital in Hinche, Haiti with Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante (PIH/ZL).
    • Alternative sites may be arranged on an individual basis.

Examples of annual schedules (2014-2015):

 

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

 

SPORT

 

UCMC

In-Country x 6 weeks

UCMC

In-Country x 3 months

UCMC

^ In-Country x 2 weeks

 

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

UCMC

In-Country x 6 months

 

 

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

 

SPORT

UCMC

In-Country x

2 months

UCMC

In-Country x 3 months

UCMC

 

Global Health Training Opportunities

  • Global Health Hospital Medicine Orientation hosted by UCSF (July)
  • Introduction to Global Health and Social Medicine course in Haiti hosted by Partners in Health (August)
  • UCSF Bootcamp for Global Health Delivery (October)
  • University of Chicago Center for Global Health (CGH) Global Health Week (October)
  • Bimonthly Global Health Working Group meetings (year-long)

Additional Scholarship Opportunities at University of Chicago

  • Fellows may participate in the Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT)
  • Fellows with an interest in medical education may participate in Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching, and Scholarship (MERITS)
  • Collaboration with the Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS)
  • Collaboration with the Human Rights Program
  • Collaboration with the MacLean Center for Clinical Research Ethics

 

Past and Present GHHMF Work

Progress in Haiti

University of Chicago and USCF-based GHHMF and Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante (PIH/ZL) work in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) and the State University of Haiti to run a district-level teaching hospital in Hinche, Haiti. This collaboration has helped recruit a full-time internist to oversee inpatient and outpatient medicine in Hinche, established daily multidisciplinary teaching rounds, established a quality improvement (QI) committee in Hinche that coordinates with PIH/ZL and national MSPP QI roll out and research, and drives weekly academic conferences in addition to 1:1 mentorship and assisting on the inpatient teaching service. Current ongoing activities in Hinche include:

  • Clinical hospital medicine and quality improvement initiatives
  • Medical education including weekly academic conferences
  • Chronic disease and post-discharge management initiatives (e.g. CHF, DM, post-stroke)

Haiti


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

Past and Present Global Health Fellows

  • Dr. Bijan Ghassemieh completed SPORT and worked in Hinche, Haiti during 2012-2013
  • Dr. Tina Gupta will complete in SPORT and work in Hinche, Haiti during 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 under the mentorship of Dr. Evan Lyon
  • Dr. Rebecca DeBoer will work at the Butaro Cancer Center in northern Rwanda during 2014-2015 under the mentorship of Dr. Funmi Olopade
  • Dr. Jon Lio will complete SPORT and work in Wuhan, China with a focus on residency education during 2014-2015 under the mentorship of Dr. Renslow Sherer

GHHMF Faculty

How to Apply

Applications for positions beginning July 1, 2015 will be accepted from July 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014. Interviews will be conducted in November and December and final decisions will be made in January 2015. Applicants must have completed (or be in their final year of) residency in Internal Medicine or Medicine-Pediatrics at an accredited, US-based institution and must be a US citizen or green card holder.

 

Applicants must submit the following:

 

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Current CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from residency program director)
  • Two additional references

For more information please contact ***

 

Faculty


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

Evan Lyon, MD
Fellowship Director
Assistant Professor
evanlyon@uchicago.edu
773-834-3618

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

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

Current Fellows