The Brown Global Health Faculty Development Fellowship was started in 2010 to provide FM physicians with the additional global health, health equity, and faculty development skills necessary to assist with the development of pre-doctoral, residency, clinical, and research education in underserved settings locally and globally. As an academic family medicine department with a long history of involvement in global health, the Department of Family Medicine at Brown is particularly well situated to provide faculty development in this area. This fellowship was developed and is funded through a unique, sustainable collaboration between Thundermist Community Health Center, Blackstone Valley Community Health Center (BVCHC), and the Department of Family Medicine. The community health centers, the family medicine department and the hospitals associated with each provide a rich learning environment. Thundermist Health Center and BVCHC were chosen because in addition to their care of underserved communities in Rhode Island, their staff is actively involved in global health.
Overall Aim of the Program:
- To prepare family physicians for future leadership roles in global health, health equity, and medical education.
- To create a partnership with local community health centers to promote shared commitment to the underserved.
- To work in concert with other undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate global health training programs at Brown University.
- To train US faculty who can serve as interim faculty for emerging family medicine residencies globally until each program is able to graduate their own faculty.
- To work together as faculty and fellow family physicians to educate ourselves and strive towards anti-racism and decolonizing global health in order to achieve health equity locally and globally.
Specific Educational Goals
By the end of the fellowship program, fellows will demonstrate the additional clinical, teaching, scholarly and leadership skills necessary for work as a family physician in resource-limited settings
- Graduate of an accredited family medicine residency program in the US
- Excellent academic and clinical record
- Commitment to the care of underserved populations
- Experience providing health care in international, resource-limited settings
- Demonstrated teaching and leadership experience with strong leadership potential
- Dedicated to self-directed, lifelong learning
FM global health fellows are based at the BVCHC clinic and collaborate with residents and faculty from the Brown Residency International/Global Health Training Pathway (BRIGHT), which includes trainees from the Departments of Family Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Infectious Disease. Joint sessions are also held with FM Maternal Child Health Fellows. We have partnerships with programs in Kenya, Honduras, Nicaragua and our faculty volunteer at Clinica Esperanza in Rhode Island. See attached brochure for more information.
For more information, please contact:
Lynn Menatian call 401-921-7981 ext. 77981