Global Women’s Health Fellowship

The Global Women's Health Fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science is a one-year fellowship focused on tackling the complex issues that shape sexual and reproductive health of women across the globe.

Working with our Global Health faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and collaborating with faculty in Liberia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and South Africa, our fellows are prepared to become dedicated and innovative drivers of global women’s health. Through service, education, and research, our fellowship is designed to help our fellows play 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

How to Apply

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

December: Applications are due December 15th  prior to start of the fellowship
January: Interviews will be conducted in January prior to start of fellowship
March: Fellow will be notified of acceptance by March 15th  prior to start of fellowship
May: Fellow will meet with the director to discuss research interests and specific needs;
         Appointment paper work initiated; final contracts signed
July 1st: Begin fellowship

Applications should be submitted online or by mail to:
Global Women’s Health Program
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1176 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
Box 1170
New York, NY 10029