ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
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 Haiti. 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 2017 and ends in July 2018.
During their year in Haiti, Fellows will serve as prime contact between Medical
Missionaries’ U.S. headquarters and St. Joseph Clinic in Thomassique. They will coordinate 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. Moreover, Fellows also fulfill a variety of administrative roles such as monitoring medication
usage, helping the clinic to be well-organized, and coordinating the logistics for visiting teams of U.S. physicians, dentists,
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 visiting surgical and medical teams.
All necessary training will be provided.
Fellows live with Clinic staff in a residence adjacent to the Clinic. Living expenses are covered
by Medical Missionaries, including a bedroom, meals, wireless satellite Internet access, a washing machine, and potable water
and emergency evacuation insurance. Medical Missionaries also pays for Fellowship-related transportation costs for the Fellows,
including up to two return trips to the States for periods of two weeks. This arrangement is ideal for individuals who are
applying to graduate schools, including medical school, during the year and need to return to the country for interviews.
Fellows should be physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared to live in a rural, underdeveloped setting for an extended
period of time. They also should expect to be the only foreigners in Thomassique for most of the year.
ABOUT ST. JOSEPH'S CLINIC IN THOMASSIQUE, HAITI
Thomassique is a large town in Haiti’s Central Plateau, near the border
with the Dominican Republic. Tuberculosis, typhoid fever, cholera, malaria, dengue fever, malnutrition, severe hypertension,
and HIV are some of the prevalent disorders in the area. In 2006, Medical Missionaries built St. Joseph’s Clinic, replacing
a one-bedroom house that had previously served as the area medical facility for the region’s 100,000 inhabitants. St.
Joseph’s Clinic offers primary care consultations, emergency care, maternal consultations and deliveries, as well as
lab services, a pharmacy, and a pediatric vaccination program. All of the Clinic employees are Haitian. The facility is open
five days a week for ambulatory care and twenty-four hours a day for emergency care. Medical Missionaries provides the Clinic
with medicines and supplies in addition to funds for staff salaries and Clinic expenses. Several times a year, teams of U.S.
physicians and surgeons visit the Clinic to assist the staff and perform operations.
ABOUT MEDICAL MISSIONARIES
Medical Missionaries is a non-profit, non-religiously affiliated organization dedicated to providing
health care, medical support, medical education, and training to under-served communities around the world regardless of race,
religion, or political affiliation. Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, Medical Missionaries has provided medical relief
and supplies to over 30 developing countries across the globe.
D. ELIGIBILITY AND
The Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship is open to recent college graduates, (including those
graduating in May and June 2017) and graduate students with a strong background and interest in global health. Professionals
are also welcome to apply though the Fellowship is not intended to be a clinical experience, but rather an introduction to
providing health care services in a resource-limited setting. We are looking for applicants with excellent academic and extracurricular
records who demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a well-developed sense of ethics, an open mind and
willingness to learning about a new culture, and a commitment to reducing health disparities worldwide. We are
especially interested in those applicants who have exhibited a high degree of leadership, self-direction, responsibility,
and willingness to take on tasks that are at times less than glamorous, and have had experience living in resource poor settings.
Applicants should be in good physical/mental/emotional health. Conversational knowledge of French or Creole
is a plus, but not required.
Fellows will be expected to arrive in Thomassique in June 2017 to begin their training and the transition
process. The fellowship year ends in July of 2018. The Fellowship is a full-year commitment. Fellows have the option to travel
to Thomassique in Spring 2017 to become acquainted with the Clinic and community. (Medical Missionaries will
pay for this visit.)
Gilbert Irwin, President of Medical Missionaries, and Dr. Kenneth Kornetsky, Vice President of Medical Missionaries and Director
of St. Joseph Clinic, will supervise the selection process for the 2017-2018 Fellowship year. The 2016-2017 Fellows,
Lacey Marie Smith and Samuel Starke, will coordinate the process. All applicants will be considered on merit and without
regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
If you have additional questions, please email email@example.com.
Primary Application Due
Notification of Secondary Recipients
Secondary Application Due
Notification of Interview Recipients
Final Notification of Fellowship Recipients
October 10, 2016 11:59 PM EST
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