Marshall Wolf Educational Fellowship
The Marshall Wolf Medical Education Fellowship
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 a one-year training experience preparing them to be effective leaders in the field of medical education.
The fellowship supports EqualHealth’s long-term vision of a Haitian medical education system that is 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.
● Introductory seminar series: An intensive one month 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 and experts from multiple Harvard-affiliated institutions.
● Academic medicine externship at BWH: Two months spent at BWH, participating in the Department of Medicine’s regular educational activities, including morning reports, noon conferences, and journal clubs. Fellow will present at journal club and noon conference with mentorship from medical education experts; see patients on a regular basis with 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, Haiti-based teaching hospitals, playing a central role in the education of colleagues and trainees while serving as a member of the clinical staff. Fellows serve as co-instructors with visiting professors through EqualHealth’s Visiting Professor program. They have the opportunity to teach a component of the 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 reinforces key clinician educator competencies.
● Education project: Participants work on one capstone project during the course of their fellowship. This educational initiative or research project focuses on their home institution in the field of medical education. Upon project completion, EqualHealth works with participants to identify opportunities to present their findings at an international conference.
● 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 the fellows’ attendance at an international conference and support them in efforts to present a poster or oral presentation at the conference.