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The Global Health Fellowship seeks to train family physicians to become leaders in global family medicine by training them to be clinicians, advocates, community health scholars and teachers locally and globally through equitable local-global partnerships

Length of training: 2 years

Family Health Center of Worcester (hyperlink) – FQHC serving diverse patient population with a large refugee community. Immigrant and Refugee groups include patients from: Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Albania, Iraq, Vietnam, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, DRC, Burundi, Somalia 

In particular, fellows are trained to provide initial evaluations for newly arriving refugees and become primary care physicians for said refugee families. They work within a strong multidisciplinary team and learn to partner with community organizations to provide much needed wrap-around care. 

Fellows are encouraged to undergo training with PHR to learn to perform forensic evaluations for people seeking asylum. Once training is complete, mentorship and support is available to further develop fellows skills in working with asylees, their legal team and local academic and community partners.

International: Currently, the primary site for the fellowship is in Liberia where we partner with a brand new Family Medicine residency program. Fellows serve as junior faculty in the Liberian residency program and assist with teaching, mentorship and research support. 

Additional sites with strong relationships: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic 

Daria Szkwarko, DO teaches on reference management at a research workshop for Family Medicine
residents and faculty at Webuye County Hospital in western Kenya