Global Health Fellowship

Mission Statement

The University of Washington Department of Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship trains future leaders in global health in an academic environment with an emphasis on teaching and scholarly work. Fellows will become experts in managing threats to health that affect vulnerable populations in the US and internationally

A letter from Global Health director, Dr. Chris Sanford

The Fellowship in Global Health at the University of Washington is designed to train future leaders, including academic faculty, in Global Health. The fellowship is a one-year post-residency training opportunity focusing on further developing skills and expertise in working with underserved populations in the United States and within resource-poor settings globally.

The Global Health Fellowship consists of longitudinal clinical experiences in primary care, resident precepting, specialty rotations, and opportunities to work abroad for up to two months. The fellow will have their continuity clinic based at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Northgate Clinic, where they will also act as faculty for the UW Northgate Travel Clinic.

Specialty rotations will be determined by the fellows’ specific interests and can include opportunities at local tuberculosis, HIV, and infectious disease clinics, as well as other travel medicine clinical sites and county public health centers. Core training topics include HIV, TB, infectious diseases and public health in underserved communities, reproductive healthcare in low-resource settings, NCDs, history of global health, career development, ethics and theory of Global Health, and teaching and academic medicine. Additionally, fellows have the option of taking courses at UW’s Dept. of Global Health during the fellowship. Academic research is encouraged and supported. Educational experiences are supported with a strong didactic series and journal club. The fellow is also encouraged to be active in national global health organizations and present at both local and national meetings and conferences.

The University of Washington Global Health Fellowship is ideal for dynamic, bright, energetic applicants with a desire to develop strong clinical, research, and teaching skills, and who want to make a true impact in the field of global health and development.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to your application!

Christopher Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Global Health
University of Washington
Box 358732, Seattle, WA 98125 USA