*** WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS (SUMMER 2023) for fellowship starting July 2024 ***
The Yale-LSHTM Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine (GHIEM) trains board eligible emergency physicians to become leaders in global health and to advance the science of global emergency care.
Through an innovative partnership between Yale University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), fellows will gain hands-on experience in public health in low-resource settings, tropical medicine and infectious disease, and work in complex humanitarian emergencies.
Fellows will further develop their clinical and teaching skills as Clinical Instructors in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University.
Fellows engage in clinical work, field research, as well as formal didactic training including a Masters of Science (MSc) in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Fellows divide their time between Yale-New Haven, London, and multiple field postings identified during the fellowship.
- Yale - 6 months
- LSHTM - 3 months
- Short Courses - 1 month
- Field - 2 months
- Yale - 6 months
- LSHTM - 3 months
- Field - 3 months
- Field - 2 months
Fellows are mentored by a group of four permanent and three affiliate Global EM faculty. In addition, many fellows have been mentored by faculty from our world-class Emergency Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, Simulation, EMS and Research faculty. Fellows will further be integrated into departmental and Yale University Global Health activities including the resident global health track, global health courses taught on campus, the Yale Global Health Day, and the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars program. In addition, Fellows are integrated at programs throughout the university including the Yale Institute for Global Health and the Yale School of Public Health
- Obtain additional certifications including a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H),
- Complete core professional course offered online at HumanitarianU (competency-based humanitarian training program).
- Complete the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course given by the course founders the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) at their main training venue in Geneva, Switzerland or other similar course.
- UN Security in the Field Training
- Participate in THREE (3) NIH-Funded Global Health Research and Research Training Programs
- Work with program faculty to support the WHO to implement Global Emergency Care tools in low- and middle-income countries.
As part of their core responsibilities, fellows will spend 6-8 months dedicated to field work and research. Through these field postings, fellows will further develop their skills in global public health and healthcare in low-resource settings.
Fellows will work closely with faculty at Yale, LSHTM, as well as field mentors to develop a research focus that can both meet the thesis requirements of their MSc degree and an initial area of expertise in their global health careers. Most fellows complete their thesis research in the final two months of their fellowship. Fellows are welcome to propose their own area of research or to participate in ongoing projects with section faculty (a partial listing is available below.)
Financial support is provided to cover degree program, short course certificates, travel expenses, field research and to attend and present at national and international conferences.
Working through partnerships at Yale University, fellows may participate in projects around the world including multiple sites in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, East and South Asia, and Latin America (language proficiency required for some sites.)
|Project Name & Description||Details|
|Developing EM Residency at Makerere University||
Working with a consortium of universities to help launch EM specialty at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda
|EM Development in Armenia||
Working with the Aremenian MoH to develop Emergency Services
|Documenting Health Impacts of Syrian War||
Research analyzing the injuries associated with the Syrian War
|Palliative Care in Low-Resource Settings||
Project to study the feasibility and impact of palliative care interventions in low-resource settings. Focus on Ethiopia and Uganda
|Global Environmental and Occupational Health Hub in the Middle East and North Africa (GEOHealth MENA)||
NIH funded combined U01 Research and U2R Research Training program in partnership with the American University of Beirut. U01 Research focused on the neurobehavioral impacts of pesticide exposure, social stressors and displacement on Syrian agricultural workers in Lebanon. U2R Research Training involves PhD training in environmental epidemiology and Masters training in Epidemiology as part of a global occupational health fellowship
|Middle East and North Africa Program for Advanced Injury Research (MENA PAIR)||
Partnership with the American University of Beirut to conduct trauma and injury research training.
|Managing Non-Communicable Diseases in East Africa||
Combined program and research on NCDs in Kenya and Uganda
|Assessing Refugee Health Upon Resettlement||
Programs to assess refugee health needs and barriers to access health services after resettlement
Eleanor Reid, MD, MSc
Anand Selvam, MD, MSc
Mary Ellen Lyon, MD, MSc
Additional Application / Interview Information
All applications must be submitted by the application deadline through the SAEM Application Portal button below. Please note, you must also register for the NRMP Match
After review of applications, selected applicants will be invited for interviews over ZOOM.
Upon acceptance to the Yale-LSHTM GHIEM Fellowship, the selected applicant will be encouraged to immediately apply to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to initiate split-study degree program the following year
This year we will conduct our interviews virtually over ZOOM. Applicants who would like to visit campus are welcomed to do so but this is not expected and will not factor into decisions on acceptance.