The UTHealth-LSTM Global Health Fellowship is an innovative collaboration between two internationally acclaimed teaching institutions interested in educating the next generation of leaders in global health and emergency medicine.
Designed primarily as a 1-year program, the fellowship offers an exciting combination of clinical work at one of Houston’s largest county hospitals, protected time for fieldwork in Asia, and a clinically-relevant advanced degree through the internationally-acclaimed Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom.
Alternatively, the fellowship may be extended to 2 years to obtain an MPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health or an M.Ed. with a focus in Global Health Teaching through a partnership with the University of Houston College of Education.
The Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is a highly intensive program of formal lectures, practicals and seminars aimed at:
- Understanding the importance of the social, cultural and economic setting of people and communities in the planning and implementation of health services and disease control.
- Diagnosing and treat patients suffering from the major parasitic and communicable diseases of the tropics.
- Identifying stages of parasites important in the diagnosis of tropical disease.
- Recognizing the main genera of insect vectors of disease and understand their behavior sufficiently to discuss control methods intelligently.
- Understanding the principles of epidemiology and control as applied to a range of diseases highly prevalent in the tropics.
- Identifying the health needs of a community and discuss ways of improving health at village and district level.
The course is structured in a 3-month block from early February to early May and qualifies its participants to sit for the certification exam offered by the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).
The LSTM DTM&H Curriculum is available to provide specific program details.
Fellows accepted to the UTHealth-LSTM program are enrolled in the LSTM program with a university-supported application. Tuition and travel expenses will be covered by fellowship.
Fellows will be responsible for housing and board while in the UK, and may choose to reside in Residence Halls affiliated with LSTM.
Fellows will receive an appointment at the Clinical Instructor level at UTHealth and will be expected to attend in the Emergency Department.
They will oversee the Global Health Scholars Program for residents, engage as a mentor in the Global Health Concentration for medical students, and participate in Division activities designed to advance its status as a humanitarian research unit within the University.
At the conclusion of the fellowship, the Fellow will be able to:
- Independently build a global health infrastructure for institutions that are new to the field.
- Design and implement a field research project of publishable quality.
- Supervise students and house staff in field sites.
- Present a Grand Rounds lecture on their area of interest within global health.
- Obtain certification in Tropical Medicine through the ASTMH exam or equivalent.
- Provide didactic lectures on relevant topics in Global Health to house staff.
- Define the role of Global Health in modern medical education.
The Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital is one of two large county hospitals serving the City of Houston and Harris County with its population of 6 million. There are in excess of 80,000 annual visits to the newly constructed state-of-the-art Emergency Department completed in early 2011. The Fellow will be a board certified or board eligible graduate of an emergency medicine residency program, and will be responsible for supervising residents and mid-level providers in the ED.
They will be assigned clinical duties in the ED as an Attending Physician while not on field assignment or participating in required coursework for their advanced degree. The Fellow will be responsible for attending all departmental and division meetings during the months they are not abroad.
Research & Scholarship
There is an expectation for the generation of significant scholarly work and research by the Fellow. Novel research hypotheses may be explored, or Fellows may choose to cover key portions of active Division projects. Division funds are available to assist with project initiation, and the Fellow will be expected to competitively apply for extramural funding.
Fellows may expect to receive strong mentorship and support at UTHealth in the generation of research proposals and will be encouraged to participate in the New Investigators Development Program.
At the conclusion of the fellowship, the Fellow will be asked to deliver a Grand Rounds lecture for the Department of Emergency Medicine on the highlights of their research and fieldwork.
Please send the following via e-mail to the Program Coordinator by July 31st.
- Letter of Interest indicating your career path and goals.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Two letters of recommendation via e-mail, including one from the current Program Director attesting to the academic potential of the applicant.
A committee will review completed applications in August, and invite a limited number of candidates for interview in Houston in September. Two fellows will be selected by October 15th.
Kandice Kaylor McLeod, M.Ed, C-TAGME
Roster of Fellows
Residency: McGovern Medical School
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Residency: McGovern Medical School
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Maggie Daniel, MD
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (Chief Resident)
Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio