Global Women’s Health Fellowship

The Global Women's Health Fellowship, part of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, tackles the complex issues that shape the sexual and reproductive health of women across the globe.

Through service, education, and research, our fellowship is designed to help our fellows make significant global health contributions. Trainees work to strengthen and develop health systems around the world, playing a significant role in reducing the health disparities affecting women in developing countries.

Fellows focus their time on international research projects, domestic and international clinical care, and educational seminars and courses. As a fellow, you will:

  • Learn about global health issues and their effect on women’s health
  • Conduct field evaluations and analyses to determine the effectiveness, efficiencies, and impacts of our current global health programs
  • Use your clinical skills to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, treat issues related to female genital cutting, gender-based violence, and obstetric-related fistulae; and introduce screening for HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and breast and cervical cancer
  • Produce a research project worthy of publication in a peer-reviewed journal

Learn more about our training program

To be considered for our fellowship program, you must complete a four-year residency program and be board eligible or board certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the start of the program. Your application must include: A completed application form, curriculum vitae, personal statement, three letters of recommendation (including one from the Program Residency Director or Chairman), and official transcript of USMLE results. 

Process and Timeline

October: Applications are due October 1st prior to start of the fellowship
November: Interviews will be conducted in November prior to start of fellowship
December: Fellow will be notified of acceptance by December 20th prior to start of fellowship
April: Fellow will meet with the director to discuss research interests and specific needs
         Appointment paper work initiated; final contracts signed
July 1st: Begin fellowship