The WCM Global Health Research Fellowship, co-directed by Dr. Molly McNairy, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Dr. Daniel Fitzgerald, Associate Professor of Medicine, Center for Global Health, is tailored for post-residency graduates in internal medicine and seeks to train general internists for academic careers in global health research. The Research Fellowship includes extensive field-based research in Weill Cornell Medicine programs based in Haiti, Tanzania, Brazil, and India, along with training in research methods, and teaching and clinical service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Fellows receive intensive faculty mentorship from New York and international Weill Cornell faculty. Objectives of the fellowship include deepening the trainees' understanding of health care delivery systems, epidemiology of disease, interventions to improve health in resource-poor settings, skills to design and conduct patient-oriented research, the practice and teaching of evidence-based clinical medicine in New York and abroad, and preparing trainees for NIH K-award submission.
Eligible applicants are graduates of internal medicine residency training programs who express a commitment to become clinician-scientists focused on global health research. Applicants are encouraged to have prior global health experience. Applicants with master's and/or Ph.D. degrees or prior fellowships are also encouraged to apply, and the program can be adapted to provide them with more advanced training. The program is highly selective, with two positions available every year. Fellows accepted to the program will be junior faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine, and receive research funding and intensive faculty mentorship from New York and international Weill Cornell faculty.