Global Health Anesthesiology Fellowship

Application are accepted for the Global Health Anesthesiology Fellowship in the fall of each year for the following July program start. (See application process for details.)

Global Health Fellows in Anesthesiology will extend the duration of their training by 24 months to gain specific Global Health Core Competencies for Anesthesiology as well as those provided in the Core Curriculum.

This extended fellowship includes:

  • 1.5 month international partner site visit
  • 9 months Master of Science of Global Health (MSc-GH) course work 
  • 7.5 months mentored clinical and research activities at international site
  • 6 months clinical care as junior faculty in Duke University Hospital's Anesthesiology Department

Eligible applicants must be US trained and have completed ACGME requirements for Anesthesiology and be board eligible prior to participating in the Global Health Fellowship Pathway. Anesthesiology residents who have successfully completed PGY2/3 (of a three/four year training program) are eligible to apply. Internal and external candidates are encouraged to apply during the Fall of PGY3/4. In addition to a biweekly journal club, there will be ample opportunity to access special events and lectures throughout the training program.

  • Download the Global Health / Anesthesiology Pathway Track Schedule (Tracks are tailored to the specific requirements and goals of each fellow.)
  • Open the Global Health / Anesthesiology Brochure

Global Health Competencies for Anesthesiology

Health Disparities

  • Goals: Describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for culturally competent care in low resource settings.
  • Objectives: Trainees will maintain a log of instructive patient cases in which social determinants (e.g. education, access to clean water, food, security, housing, gender, etc.) have played a major role in their health and health care access.

Communicable Diseases and Tropical Medicine

  • Goal: Discuss the knowledge and skills necessary to treat a number of high prevalence tropical diseases, including, but not limited to, tuberculosis, malaria, diarrheal diseases, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Objective: Through direct patient care, fellows will gain an acute appreciation for the impact of communicable and tropical diseases on the lives of people throughout regions of the developing world.

Emergency Care in Resource-Poor Settings

  • Goal: Describe and demonstrate resource-appropriate delivery of peri-operative care.
  • Objective: Fellows will provide care to a varierty of patients, both pediatric and adult, with a myriad of urgent and emergent complaints, including major trauma, obstetrics, medical, and surgical issues. Fellows will also assess emergency medical system designs in a resource-poor setting.

Global Public Health Research

  • Goals: Identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to practice the basic principles of global public health research.
  • Objectives: Fellows will receive intensive didactic training in public health through completion of the MSc-GH program. They will demonstrate the practical implementation of this knowledge at the international clinical site through engaging in a research project of global public health significance.

Management of Emergency Health Systems

  • Goals: Explain the knowledge and skill sets needed to design resource-appropriate emergency care systems.
  • Objectives: Trainees will gain exposure to various emergency care systems in resource-limited settings. These limitations will force trainees to think in innovative ways about culturally-appropriate models for the delivery of emergency care internationally.

For more information about the Global Health Pathway and the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke, please visit the Duke Anesthesiology website