International Fellowship Program
The ConnectMed International Fellowship is a research project-based fellowship with opportunities for hands-on clinical training open to surgeons native to and practicing in resource-limited communities. CMI Fellows will have opportunities in the U.S. and Mexico City based on their stated interests. The goal is for CMI Fellows to share what they learn and to share their educational resources with colleagues in their home countries.
Our 2020 International Fellowship was virtual and, while obviously not the same as an in-person experience, CMI is pleased with the degree and depth of online training, research support, mentorship and educational exchange. In 2021, we will be offering up to TWO virtual International Fellowships, provided that candidates’ interests match the resources our network can provide virtually.
All applicants must
Be plastic surgeons or surgeons in related fields from resource-limited countries.
Propose and conduct research related to capacity-building research in their home communities.
Please provide a Letter of Intent, not to exceed one page, that:
describes the reasons you wish to become a CMI International Fellow, the patient population you primarily serve, and how the experience will impact your professional development and patients;
briefly summarizes your proposed research project and describes the impact the research and fellowship would have on the delivery of surgical care in your home community. You may find it helpful to consult your country’s WHO National Surgical, Obstetric and Anesthesia Plan for inspiration on your country’s goals for growing capacity in reconstructive surgery.
Submit a Letter of Intent to Rita Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st.
If the Fellowship Committee decides your submission merits further consideration, you will receive the International Fellowship Application by email.
Applications must be completed by April 30th.
Decisions are made by May 14th.