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Curriculum

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The Johns Hopkins Global Women’s Health Fellowship Program integrates clinical care and training with research and global health program design and implementation. This integration is achieved through individual scholarship, group-based program implementation and direct mentorship.


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Program Objectives

Fellows will achieve the following objectives during the two-year program:

  1. Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to provision of complex clinical care that addresses disparities in health care access and outcomes with women living in lower resource settings.
  2. Gain experience in women’s health program design, implementation and evaluation, including an understanding of funding avenues, partnership, capacity building, quality improvement and sustainability.
  3. Build cultural and ethical competency in women’s health practice, education and research.
  4. Develop knowledge and experience in diverse research designs and methods applicable to programs to address the needs of women in lower resource settings, with a focus on implementation science.
  5. Provide opportunities for networking, partnerships and bidirectional collaborations in teaching, practice and research with women’s health faculty members, program implementers, trainees and policy makers from sites in one or more developing countries.
  6. Develop multidisciplinary and inter-professional collaborations to advance women’s health care, education and research. 

Timeline and Educational Program

Over the course of the two year program, fellows will participate in clinical conferences, journal club and didactic activities to address core competencies. The physician fellow will have clinical rotations at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital. The advanced practice nurse and physician fellow will work together to develop and implement a research project in a focus country.

Year 1Year 2
Ph.D. coursework (for APN fellow)Implement research project in focus country
Link with faculty mentor - meet on monthly basisJhpiego rotations
IRB, good clinical practice and other required online research trainingJHU clinical rotations
Identify research project/complete IRB applicationParticipation in distance learning initiatives
Travel to focus country for site visit and stakeholder meeting in preparation for projectParticipation and leadership in Global Health Interest Group
JHU clinical rotations: HIV clinic, high-risk obstetrics, STD clinic, colposcopy Participation in clinical conferences, didactic activities
Jhpiego rotation: Global Program Office-Baltimore/in-countryPrepare manuscripts
Participation in distance learning initiatives 
Participation and leadership in Global Health Interest Group 
Participation in clinical conferences, didactic activities 

Countries with Jhpiego/JH Offices or Programs

Fellows will spend 3 to 4 months per year in a specific country as part of the program. The below countries have Jhpiego/JH offices or programs and one of these will be chosen jointly by the fellows and core faculty for their focused work.

AfghanistanMalawi
AngolaMali
BangladeshMozambique
BotswanaMyanmar
Burkina FasoNamibia
ChadNepal
CameroonNigeria
Côte d’IvoirePakistan
EthiopiaPhilippines
GhanaRwanda
GuatemalaSierra Leone
GuineaSouth Sudan
HaitiTanzania
IndiaTogo
IndonesiaUganda
KenyaYemen
LesothoZambia
LiberiaZimbabwe 
Madagascar