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Global Health Fellowship

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Family & Community Medicine (UCDFCM), Division of Urban Underserved and Global Health is proud to offer a Global Health Fellowship for physicians interested in caring for underserved/vulnerable populations while developing their skills in advocacy and education. We are proud to offer one-year and two-year options, with tuition remission available to help two-year fellows obtain a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Global Health or a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research.

This is a non-ACGME-accredited fellowship in which the Fellow is appointed as an entry-level faculty member in the University of Cincinnati Department of Family & Community Medicine. The fellow will provide care to underserved populations in Cincinnati at a Cincinnati Health Department City of Cincinnati Primary Care office, which provides care to many of our region’s immigrants and refugees. They will also spend four weeks per year providing care and working with one of our international partners, Wuqu’ Kawoq/ Maya Health Alliance in Guatemala or Village Life Outreach Project in Tanzania. Given a part-time clinical schedule, fellows have the option to learn to provide forensic medical evaluations for individuals seeking asylum as a part of a medico-legal partnership with the Immigrant & Refugee Law Center, or to pursue training in Point-of-Care Ultrasound or Tropical Medicine/Infectious Disease.

Fellowship Prerequisites

The following qualifications/competencies are required for an applicant to be considered for the Global Health Fellowship:
  1. Completion of a U.S. ACGME-accredited Family Medicine Residency in good standing
  2. ABFM Board Certification
  3. Eligible for medical licensure in the State of Ohio
  4. Foundational knowledge and experience in global health,such as the completion of a 1-month medical school course or residency rotation

Fellowship Activities/Curriculum

To accomplish the GH Fellowship Objectives, residents participate in the following activities:

  1. Clinical Care:  Provide primary care for underserved patients for approximately 20hrs/wk in partnership with the Cincinnati Health Department or another approved site. 
  2. LMIC Partner Capacity Building: Work with one of our international partners in improving their healthcare mission. Fellows can expect to spend four weeks per year working internationally.
  3. Academic Leadership:  Contribute to the academic mission of the Global and Underserved Health Division in the area of Global Health through a combination of activities including:
    • Teaching TCH/UC family medicine residents in Global Health Conferences.
    • Teaching/designing select topics/modules in residency and student Global Health Courses.
    • Teaching at a UC Family Medicine Grand Rounds.
    • Publishing and/or presenting at a national conference a topic of interest in Global Health.
  4. Master Degree: Two-year fellows will attend classes and complete course work and projects necessary to achieve a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health from the University of Cincinnati. Those entering fellowship with an MPH can opt to earn a Master in Science of Clinical and Translational Research. Graduate certificates are also available. All of these options are eligible for tuition remission. A Master in Medical Education is also available, but not covered by tuition remission.


  1. The compensation/certification for the Global Health Fellowship includes: Appointment: Appointment in the UCDFCM as an entry-level
    adjunct faculty member
  2. Salary: PGY Salary & Benefits based on UC COM Fellowship Salary Scale and level of fellow
  3. CME: PGY4-plus CME Reimbursement based on UCDFCM faculty CME
  4. Travel Expenses: Travel expense coverage for two roundtrips and in-country room & board stipend for travel to and work within our international partner's organization
  5. Tuition remission is available for those pursuing a graduate certificate or Master degree. This does not include the cost of taxes and additional study costs such as books/supplies.
  6. Diploma: A University of Cincinnati approved Certificate of Completion for a Fellowship in Global Health

How do I apply?

The application period is from July 1 to November 30. 

Please send your CV, 2-3 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement (which includes your goals for the fellowship and your reasons for desiring more training in global health) to Sarah Jadeed, program coordinator, at

For more information about our partners, please visit the following websites:

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