currently accepting applications for 2019
The Medical Fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to work
alongside physicians, nurses and community health workers while experiencing
the challenges and opportunities present in global settings.
The program is meant for college graduates (of any major) interested in
volunteering abroad in underserved healthcare settings. Fellows live and work in
either Belize or Guatemala, but will travel frequently to other sites (including the
USA). We offer flexible program lengths and start dates throughout the year.
Work with public health organizations
You will be placed at a health center where you will have the opportunity to learn and work
alongside doctors, nurses and community health workers.
Develop cross-cultural competence
You will live with a host family in a rural village which will give you a full immersion
experience into the local culture and language.
You will develop your leadership skills as you mentor the next generation of health
professionals during our academic service learning programs for high school students.
Receive training and support
You will be trained to deliver medical care that is directly related to the health issues found
in the targeted communities. Besides, each fellow will be granted a Professional
Development Fund to be used for language lessons or additional medical training.
Fellows who commit to a 12-month position or longer will receive support to develop and
implement health-related projects in their host communities.
The Global Public Service Academy for Health was founded with an understanding that
young adults can make a difference in the world. Through collaboration with local health
authorities in Guatemala, Belize and West Virginia, USA, our volunteers and fellows make
a lasting difference in the lives of underserved communities.