Pediatric Global Health Research Fellowship

While up to one-fifth of BCRP residents spend some elective time at an international site, the BCRP also recognizes that a smaller number of residents are committed to careers in global child health, research and service delivery. The BCRP provides a unique integrated training opportunity for these residents. In 2009, the BCRP partnered with Boston University’s School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics to establish a four-year integrated residency for candidates interested in a career in pediatric global health research. This fellowship is only open to applicants in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track, with the application process in the fall of the PGY2 year and fellowship activities to be completed in the PGY3 and PGY4 years. Up to one resident per year is selected to participate in the fellowship.

Fellows work closely with faculty members from Boston University’s Center for Global Health and Development in applied global health research as well as pursue advance training in epidemiology, biostatistics and research design through BU’s School of Public Health.

More about the fellowship and past fellows here.

Core aspects of the fellowship include:

  • Completion of pediatric residency training in four academic years
  • Master of Science in Epidemiology at Boston University’s School of Public Health
  • Mentored applied research in global child health with faculty at Boston University’s Center for Global Health and Development

Contact Dr. Rachael Bonawitz, the Fellowship Director for more information.

Boston Children’s Hospital Postgraduate Global Pediatric Fellowship in Health Service Delivery

The Global Pediatrics Program offers a postgraduate fellowship program in global health, in collaboration with Partners in Health. Fellows combine work in Laos, Haiti and Rwanda with clinical service and course work in Boston. While abroad, fellows work with local colleagues to improve the quality of pediatric services. Fellows share their clinical experience through bedside and didactic teaching, and work with local staff to implement specific programs and projects. Areas of focus for the fellows’ have included prevention of maternal-to-child transmission of HIV, neonatology, oncology, and care of children with chronic and non-communicable disease. This focus on global health service delivery provides critical support to our partner sites in Haiti and Rwanda, and provides fellows with an opportunity to develop skills and experience in clinical care in low resource settings, in medical education, and in program design, management and evaluation. Contact Kim Wilson, Fellowship Director for more details.

More information is available here and here.