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Global Health-Hospitalist Fellowship


 

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The University of Florida and Project Medishare have begun recruitment for the 2016-2017 class of the Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship.  Project Medishare is a medical service delivery and public health non-profit organization in Haiti. We are looking for internal or family medicine doctors interested in spending one or two years learning the skills for a career in global health and hospital medicine.

Clinical Work:

  • The fellowship will be one or two years in duration, depending on the interests of the fellow, with the fellows spending 6 to 8 months of each year as hospitalists in the growing and dynamic University of Florida Division of Hospital Medicine at UF Health. The 4 to 6 months will be spent in Haiti with Project Medishare in Port-au-Prince and the Central Plateau.

Education:

  • Fellows will receive instruction through the Department of Epidemiology classes and complete a Global Health Certificate by the end of two years. During the optional second year, fellows can attend a two-month course for a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in either Peru or Uganda/Tanzania.

Research:

  • Fellows will work on Project Medishare’s public health grants throughout the fellowship and are expected to present at a conference or publish a paper by the end of the fellowship.

Teaching:

  • The fellows will serve as faculty for US residents and Haitian generalist doctors when they are in Haiti, and they will have teaching opportunities while at UF Health as well.

Benefits:

  • Fellows will have Adjunct Clinical Post Doctorate appointments at the University of Florida and a commensurate salary which is significantly higher than most fellowship positions.

Requirements

  • Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, Board-eligible or Board-certified in the United States
  • Proficiency in French or Haitian Creole suggested
  • Prior global health experience preferred
  • Adaptable, flexible, and good communicator
  • Willingness to live in Haiti 4 to 6 months of the year

If you’re interested, please send a CV, a brief personal statement, and a letter of recommendation to the email below. Acceptance is on a rolling basis and the deadline for applications is November 13, 2015.


 

PhotoVincent DeGennaro, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship, University of Florida

Vincent.DeGennaroJr@medicine.ufl.edu

Dr. Vincent DeGennaro is an internal medicine doctor and global health specialist who has worked in Haiti since 2004 and speaks Haitian Creole and French. He spends part time in the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Medicine at the University of Florida and part-time in Haiti. He works as the Director of Internal Medicine for Project Medishare, a health service delivery organization in Haiti since 1994. Project Medishare operates a critical care and trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince as well as primary health services to 150,000 people in the rural central plateau. Dr. DeGennaro also works as the Medical Director for Haiti Air Ambulance, Haiti’s first emergency medical helicopter service. A staunch advocate for social justice, he fights to increase access to healthcare in developing countries, including helping to build national cancer programs in Rwanda and now in Haiti. Dr. DeGennaro has research grants to study breast cancer, cervical cancer, and the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes in Haiti.