Global Health Fellows

                The Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship offers two recent college graduates, graduate students, or professionals interested in global health the opportunity to gain experience in health care delivery in a developing country. Fellows spend one year in Thomassique, Haiti, working at St. Joseph’s Clinic, where they act as liaisons between Medical Missionaries—the US-based organization that built and provides funding for the Clinic—and the Clinic’s all-Haitian staff. The Fellowship begins in June and ends in July of the following year. (To learn more about the Fellowship program, visit our Fellowship Application page.)

                During their year in Haiti, Fellows serve as prime contact between Medical Missionaries’ U.S. headquarters and St. Joseph Clinic in Thomassique.  They coordinate several health and community projects involving Community Health Workers, traditional birth assistants, mobile clinics, water purification, malnutrition, salt iodization, and education. Fellows also work with community leaders to implement innovative health programs in Thomassique and six outlying villages. Fellows also fulfill a variety of administrative functions, including medication tracking, helping organize the Clinic and facilitating logistics for visiting teams of U.S. physicians and surgeons. In addition to these responsibilities, Fellows have the opportunity to shadow the Clinic’s physicians, midwives, and nurses; work in the Clinic’s laboratory and pharmacy; and assist U.S. surgeons during their visits.

Meet our Global Health Fellows who will be serving for one year at St. Joseph Clinic from June 2015 to July 2016:

2015 Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellow Michael WuMichael Wu graduated from Rutgers University in 2013 with a Bachelor degree in Nutritional Sciences.  He is currently pursuing an International Masters degree in Global Health and Development at Taipei Medical University.  Michael lives in East Brunswick, New Jersey and Taipei City, Taiwan.

Michael worked in a rural village in Uganda, staffing an outpatient nutrition center, caring for malnourished children, and teaching good nutrition and sanitation to mothers.  He has also studied determinants of childhood nutrition and malnutrition, conducted maternal and childhood surveys, served as a nutritional assistant at a U.S. hospital, and worked as a laboratory technician.

Michael’s goal is to work for a humanitarian organization dedicated to reducing maternal and child mortality rates in developing countries through community-based programs.


2015 Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellow Fellow Frederique Jean-BaptisteFrederique Jean-Baptiste graduated from St. Joseph College in 2009 with a Bachelor degree in Chemistry.  She completed her Masters in Public Health at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health in 2012.  She is currently a candidate for a Doctoral degree in Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  Frederique lives in Brooklyn and has lived at times in Haiti.

Frederique has worked as a researcher on health disparities at the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center.  She is also an Instructor at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, where she has planned and evaluated programs for the Health Service Academy and other community-based organizations.  She has also worked at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she provided research support for studies of immigrant and minority cancer patients.


The Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship is open to recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who intend to pursue careers in medicine and/or public health.  This year, there were 135 applicants for the position.  The Fellows had an orientation program from January through May 2014, including learning to speak Creole, and reported for duty in mid-June.  We are grateful to these dedicated individuals for all that they do to improve the health of the people of Thomassique.

To learn more about the Fellowship program, visit our Fellowship Application page 

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