Marshall Wolf Educational Fellowship
The Marshall Wolf Medical Education Fellowship
2017-2018 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
Applications for the 2017-2018 Fellowship Program will become available in Summer 2017. Application materials will include:
1. Updated CV
2. Active medical license
3. A personal statement (maximum 2 single spaced pages, in English)
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. A signed and completed copy of the application form, outlining the responsibilities of the Fellow
The Marshall Wolf Medical Education Fellowship provides a cadre of Haiti’s most promising young physicians with a high-yield, one-year training experience that will prepare them to be effective leaders in the field of medical education. This program is in line with EqualHealth’s long-term vision of a Haitian medical education system that is both high-quality and self-sustaining. It also draws upon the educational resources of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Department of Medicine, which has an unparalleled track record of innovation in the field of medical education. The fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Marshall Wolf, a tireless supporter of excellence in medical education, both at BWH and in Haiti.
Our first cohort of fellows began in October 2015. We are proud to have Dr. Gueilledana Paul of Saint Nicholas Hospital and Dr. Patrick Charles of Bernard Mevs Hospital as our first-ever fellows.
Core Components of the Program:
● Introductory seminar series: The first month of the program consists of an intensive series of educational sessions relevant to a career in academic medicine. Split between Haiti and Boston, sessions will cover the principles of effective leadership, pedagogy, core research competencies, and other key medical education topics, and will be run by EqualHealth leaders as well as experts from multiple Harvard-affiliated institutions.
● Academic medicine externship at BWH: Fellows will then spend two months at BWH, during which they will participate in the Department of Medicine’s regular educational activities, including morning reports, noon conferences, and journal clubs; present at journal club and noon conference with mentorship from medical education experts, including Dr. Helen Shields; see patients on a regular basis with some of BWH’s master clinical educators; and work closely with the Department’s chief residents and teaching residents. These experiences are complemented by additional learning experiences at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School.
● Teaching experience: During the remaining nine months of the program, fellows serve as clinician educators at their home institutions (which are required to be Haiti-based teaching hospitals), playing a central role in the education of colleagues and trainees at their institution while also serving as a member of the clinical staff. Fellows will serve as co-instructors with visiting professors through EqualHealth’s Visiting Professor program. They will have the opportunity to teach a component of visiting professor’s course while receiving dedicated mentorship and supervision from the visiting professor. Fellows will also participate in components of EqualHealth’s longitudinal faculty development course, Teach the Teacher, which will serve to reinforce key clinician educator competencies.
● Education project: Participants work on one project during the course of their fellowship: an educational initiative for their institution or a research project for their institution in the field of medical education. EqualHealth works with participants to identify opportunities to present their findings at an international conference after completion of the fellowship.
● Longitudinal Mentorship: Fellows are assigned both a US-based mentor and a Haiti-based mentor with experience in medical education, and participate in monthly meetings (either remote or in-person) with their mentors during the fellowship. The mentors also supervise the development and implementation of the fellows’ medical education projects.
● Conference Participation: EqualHealth will sponsor fellows’ attendance at an international conference and support them in efforts to present a poster or oral presentation at the conference.