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.



  1. Gain the foundational knowledge to diagnose and treat tropical diseases

  2. Gain experience working in a cross-cultural context

  3. Understand how medicine can be used in accomplishing the Great Commission


This one-year longitudinal fellowship will consist of the following curricular components: 

  1. UAB Gorgas Course - Diploma in Tropical Medicine

  2. 2-months of elective international field work

  3. Domestic rotations to expand clinical skills (Travel, HIV, and TB clinics)

  4. 3 days of family medicine clinic per week

  5. One week special topics course at UABSOM on Global Health Ethics

  6. Junior faculty responsibilities including Bibb Medical Center ER coverage

  7. Attend one global health meeting (GMHC, AAFP Global Workshop, ASTHM meeting, WONCA meeting)

  8. One-half day per week for spiritual development


  1. Board certified or board eligible in Family Medicine

  2. Completed an ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency

  3. Be able to obtain medical licensure in the state of Alabama


Is the fellowship ACGME accredited?

  • No

How many fellows are accepted each year?

  • One

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.

  1. Personal statement

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. 3 letters of recommendation (one from your residency’s program director)

  4. Copy of USMLE/COMLEX transcript

  5. Copy of medical school diploma and transcript

  6. 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




Please contact

Dr. Casey Hicks