Global Health Fellowship

The two-year Global Health Fellowship trains academic emergency medicine experts in the areas of public health, clinical, research, advocacy, and policy. Trainees gain the skills and tools to improve emergency care delivery in global, domestic, and local communities, thereby helping to reduce health disparities.

Fellows benefit from the work of faculty within the Global Health Division, working across a number of areas:

  • Development of emergency medicine in global settings
  • Travel, tropical, and infectious disease medicine
  • Care of asylum seekers and torture survivors
  • Improvement of emergency medicine delivery to Native American communities

During the program, fellows will:

  • Learn about public health: Fellows may apply for a Master’s in Public Health or a Master of Science at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. In addition, past fellows have chosen to earn various certificates during their fellowship, including the UNICEF Nutrition Certificate, the International Society of Tropical Medicine Certificate of Knowledge, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health.
  • Actively participate in field work: Current projects and those under development include the development of a nursing cohort in Mwanza, Tanzania, trained in Basic Emergency Care (BEC) principles developed by the World Health Organization; building capacity in trauma care at Hospital Dr. Antonio Musa in the Dominican Republic; development of emergency medicine at Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal in partnership with Katmandu University; and improvement of emergency medicine capacity within Indian Health Services in the Southwest and Great Plains regions of the United States.
  • Conduct research: Fellows participate in the Mount Sinai Health System Emergency Medicine Fellows Research Methodology Lecture Series. We encourage fellows to join ongoing faculty research. You also may, in appropriate cases, access the resources of the system to initiate your own project. Recent and ongoing studies have included studying serum markers of severity in COVID-19, COVID-19 in returning travelers, and looking at the effects of WHO BEC training of nurses in Tanzania.
  • Gain an understanding of the experiences of asylum seekers who are survivors of human rights abuses: Fellows can participate in the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program and the Libertas Center for Human Rights, which incorporate innovative training, clinical care, and research to improve the lives of survivors of persecution. This work is conducted in New York City, throughout resource-poor geographies of the United States, and at the U.S.-Mexican border. Fellows can learn about the process from faculty within these programs.
  • Develop grant writing: Fellows work with fellowship and division leadership, as well as broader research faculty at Mount Sinai, to strengthen their grant-writing skills.
  • Maintain clinical and academic strength: Fellows will work clinically in the emergency departments at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West. These hospitals care for approximately 160,000 patients a year and serve diverse populations. These hospitals are the bases for a PGY 1-3 EM residency with 60 residents and multiple associated fellowships. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend and teach at academic conferences at both hospitals as well as take advantage of the offerings of the Mount Sinai Health System, including those at The Mount Sinai Hospital. If interested, fellows can do part of their required clinical work at the Cheyenne River Health Center on the Eagle Butte Indian Reservation in South Dakota (as available), and/or the Mount Sinai Infectious Diseases/Travel Medicine Clinic. Fellows will supervise residents and medical students in the emergency department.


Mandatory academic requirements for fellows include:

  • Participation in the development of an ongoing divisional project, or one that the fellow has developed independently, with approval
  • Development of a publication-quality manuscript, participating in all existing steps including proposal writing and submission to the internal review board, implementation of the study, and drafting of a manuscript
  • Contributing to the mentorship team for medical students and residents
  • Participating in the Mount Sinai Core Emergency Management (EM) Fellow Curriculum. Fellows in all EM fellowships take an active part in the curriculum as both learners and educators, in collaboration with faculty mentors.
  • Giving lectures and participating in journal clubs with residents in the Global Health Resident Track
  • Participating in regular section meetings
  • Performing 900 hours of clinical work in our emergency departments

Program graduates have gone on to work in diverse contexts with a broad array of agencies, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, Medecins Sans Frontieres, SOS, as well as in schools of medicine and public health.   

How to Apply

Candidates must have completed an Emergency Medicine Residency Program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and be board certified/board eligible in emergency medicine. Applicants must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York before the start date of the fellowship. We give preference to applicants with a demonstrated dedication to the promotion of health equity domestically or internationally.

We accept applications through the SAEM Global Emergency Medicine Consortium (GEMFC) portal and participate in the NRMP match.