HEAL UCSF Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship
The Division of Hospital Medicine offers a 2-year HEAL Initiative (Health, Equity, Action, Leadership) UCSF Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship (GHHMF).
The HEAL Initiative (Health, Equity, Action, Leadership) aims to train, transform, and build a community of front-line health workers committed to serving the resource-denied. HEAL seeks to embody solidarity and contribute to the movement for global health equity led by communities themselves.
The HEAL Initiative partners with 19 sites across 9 countries and Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah) and as of April 2020, has 128 fellows and alumni. HEAL accepts local health worker leaders (Site Fellows) who are employed by the partner sites we serve. Additionally, HEAL recruits US-trained physicians (Rotating Fellows) from a variety of specialties (IM, FM, Med-Peds, Peds, OBGYN, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology) who split their two years rotating between a US site and an international site. Site Fellows and Rotating Fellows work and learn together in their cohort community.
Together in community, HEAL fellows engage in ongoing training and discussion centered on solidarity, health equity, social medicine, health system strengthening, leadership, and advocacy. We believe these resources of training, apprenticeship and community provide the skills and support necessary for the long haul.
Partnership and solidarity are not just project-based but are deeply embedded into many personal and professional aspects of the fellowship, creating a space for shared knowledge, reflection, and co-creation of solutions and relationships that last well beyond the two years.
Please find more information on the HEAL Initiative website: http://healinitiative.org/.