Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellows
The Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship offers
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 in Haiti, Fellows coordinate several health and community projects, traditional birth assistants, mobile clinics, water
purification, malnutrition, salt iodization, and education.They work with community leaders to implement innovative health
programs in Thomassique and its outlying villages. Fellows also fulfill a variety of administrative functions, including medication
tracking, helping organize the Clinic and facilitating logistics for visiting medical teams. In addition to these responsibilities,
Fellows have the opportunity to shadow the Clinic’s physicians, midwives, and nurses, and assist U.S. surgeons during
Missionaries is pleased to announce the appointment of the 2019-2020 Global Health Fellows: Kyra Sarazen, and Logan Schulz.
They will begin their year of service in Haiti in June 2019. Kyra and Logan will join their 28 predessors who have served
the people of Thomassique, Haiti, through this Fellowship since 2007.
Meet the new Global Health Fellows:
Kyra Sarazen will graduate from the University of Notre Dame in May 2019, with a degree
in Neuroscience and Behavior, and a Minor in Catholic Social Teaching.
at Notre Dame, Kyra was President of Dream Teams, a student program to help inspire elementary students to excel. She
also served as an Intern at St. Margaret’s House, teaching reading skills to young children.
Kyra works in Notre Dame’s Evolutionary Developmental Moral Psychology Lab, exploring environments that promote
healthy brain development and socio-moral awareness in children. She is also Captain of the Notre Dame Women’s
Swimming and Diving Team.
Kyra brings international experience to the Fellowship,
having volunteered in Lima, Peru, working at mobile clinics to provide free health care in impoverished areas.
Following the Fellowship, Kyra intends to pursue a degree in medicine and eventually become
a physician serving marginalized populations.
Logan Schulz graduated
from the Honors Program at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017, where he majored in Philosophy and minored in Chemistry
Since graduating, Logan has completed a
pediatric anesthesiology internship at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and has worked on medical
research focused on studying potential treatments for sarcopenia at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Logan’s passion for international health developed during service trips
to Nicaragua and Honduras, where he helped operate rural primary care clinics, and a mission trip to Zambia, where he educated
remote villages on general health and nutrition topics.
in the intersection between philosophy and medicine, Logan conducted independent research in medical humanities and was editorial
assistant for a philosophy of medicine book published in 2018. As president of his fraternity, he helped raise over
$20,000 for cancer research.
After his Global Health Fellowship,
Logan plans to pursue degrees in medicine and public health, aspiring to become a physician dedicated to improving the access
to and quality of health care in under-served areas.
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. During the months preceding their year of service, Fellows participate
in an orientation program that includes learning to speak Creole, and report for duty at St. Joseph Clinic in Haiti in June
to begin their year of service. We are grateful to these dedicated individuals for all that they do to improve the health
of the people of Thomassique.