The Cahaba Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship is a one-year post-residency fellowship that aims to train family medicine physicians who wish to devote much of their clinical practice to international medicine. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows will have obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (through the UAB Gorgas Course), and be eligible to sit for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene CTropMed exam for a certificate in tropical medicine.
The fellowship will also include a spiritual development curriculum. The goal of this component is to first encourage the fellow to grow in their faith and obedience to Jesus Christ. It will also help the fellow develop an understanding of the Great Commission and how to integrate the practice of medicine with their faith.
Gain the foundational knowledge to diagnose and treat tropical diseases
Gain experience working in a cross-cultural context
Understand how medicine can be used in accomplishing the Great Commission
This one-year longitudinal fellowship will consist of the following curricular components:
UAB Gorgas Course - Diploma in Tropical Medicine
9 week course taught in Lima, Peru in January and February
2-months of elective international field work
Domestic rotations to expand clinical skills (Travel, HIV, and TB clinics)
3 days of family medicine clinic per week
One week special topics course at UABSOM on Global Health Ethics
Junior faculty responsibilities including Bibb Medical Center ER coverage
Attend one global health meeting (GMHC, AAFP Global Workshop, ASTHM meeting, WONCA meeting)
One-half day per week for spiritual development
Board certified or board eligible in Family Medicine
Completed an ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency
Be able to obtain medical licensure in the state of Alabama
Is the fellowship ACGME accredited?
How many fellows are accepted each year?
When are applications due?
December 15, 2019
What are the salary and benefits for the fellow?
Salary and benefits are comparable to a PGY4
Please send the following items along with a personal statement.
Your personal statement should include your interests, past experience, and futures goals as related to global health.
3 letters of recommendation (one from your residency’s program director)
Copy of USMLE/COMLEX transcript
Copy of medical school diploma and transcript
Copy of current state medical licensure
The deadline for applying is December 15, 2019. Selected applicants will be invited by email for an interview during December or January.
Accepted fellows will be notified by January 31, 2020.
Please email application and materials to
Or via U.S. Mail
Cahaba Medical Care
Attn: Brittany Shanks
405 Belcher Street
Centreville, AL 35042