Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellowship

The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship was created to train leaders who will further promote surgical care, education, and research pertinent to global surgery, anesthesia, and obstetrics and gynecology care.  Fellows will develop academic, research, and administrative skills in global surgery, public health, surgical systems development, and humanitarian aid. Throughout the course of the Fellowship, there will be a focus on developing a skill set necessary to promote the role of surgery, anesthesia, and obstetrics and gynecology in health systems strengthening and universal health coverage. The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship consists of two separate tracks - research fellow and research associate. Learn more about each track below. 

CURRENT APPLICATION CYCLE
We understand that programs are currently in flux within the current COVID pandemic, but we would like to open the PGSSC application process for Fellows and RAs beginning in July 2021 due to the year long nature of the cycle
 
Applications for the next cycle will open Friday, May 1, 2020.
 
Research Fellow Deadline: July 31, 2020 
Research Associate Deadline: July 31, 2020
Fellowship Start: July 2021
Applications for each position can be accessed below. Please send all completed application materials to: pgsscboston@gmail.com
 
Or via post to: 
 
The PGSSC
641 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

RESEARCH FELLOW

This is a two-year position for those who are currently in surgical training or residency (U.S and international), and who wish to take time off during their training to conduct research pertinent to global surgery, anesthesia, and obstetrics and gynecology care as well as advocate for said research, education, and policy development in the field of global surgery in resource poor settings around the world.
Interested fellows may also pursue a Masters of Public Health degree during their fellowship, but this option is not compulsory.  Please note that the MPH is a separate application through the Harvard School of Public Health. Tuition and fees associated with the MPH program will be the responsibility of the Fellow.
 
For those interested in applying, please note that the Research Fellowship is open to obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesia, and all surgical subspecialties. If you have any questions or concerns about eligibility, please contact: pgsscboston@gmail.com.

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SURGERY

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ANESTHESIA

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

This is a one-year position for medical students and graduate students in a health-related degree program who wish to take time off to further develop their interest in global surgical care.

FUNDING 

The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellowship is an unfunded position. We strongly encourage you to apply for funding early in the application cycle.

 

If selected, you will be asked to demonstrate access to funds, which is a requirement set forth by Harvard University within the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. These funds will be used for:

 

  • Living expenses (food, housing, etc) in Boston

  • For J1 Visa Holders, this is a requirement for the visa.

 

Please refer to the HMS Postdoc Office website for the specific amounts. This funding amount will differ for each position. Here are some links that further explain the details:

 

 

Evidence of Funding

  • All documentation should be on official stationery and signed

  • All should include funding amounts and effective dates

  • Individuals may use multiple sources of funding

 

Acceptable Forms of Documentation: 

  1. Grant and/or scholarship award letters

  2. Letter confirming part-time employment

  3. Family member who lives in the US can sponsor (provide letter and bank statement)

  4. Personal bank statement (quarterly updates will be required)

  5. Loan approval confirmation letter

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