International Fellowship Program
The ConnectMed International Fellowship is a research-based experience with opportunities for hands-on clinical training, open to surgeons native to and practicing in resource-limited communities. The Fellowship includes online and in-person components. CMI Fellows engage in an approved research project with the support of a virtual academic team, and may participate in educational/training opportunities in the US and/or at our at international partner sites, based on their stated interests.
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 Friday, April 14.
If the Fellowship Committee decides your submission merits further consideration, you will be invited to receive the International Fellowship Application.
Applications must be completed by Monday, May 1.
Decisions are made by Monday, May 15.