Fellowship Open Position to Improve and Engage in Rural and Global Health

The University of Utah School of Medicine and Arc Health PBC are jointly seeking a family medicine or internal medicine/pediatrics trained physician for the University of Utah’s Global and Rural Health Fellowship program starting July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. The selected Fellow would take part in a unique and innovative multi-organization arrangement between Arc Health, the Indian Health Service, and the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Program for Global Health Equity.

The University of Utah School of Medicine combines excellence in teaching, research, and clinical service delivery to train tomorrow’s physicians. This fellowship adds to the University’s robust global and rural health efforts at one of the premier clinical and research universities in the nation. It seeks to give fellows exposure to the common principles in the care of patients in underserved communities both domestically and internationally.

Arc Health, a public benefit company (PBC), is the first medical staffing company to focus exclusively on achieving health equity in rural underserved communities. Arc Health seeks clinicians who are socially minded and ready to serve vulnerable communities. To provide truly equitable healthcare in underserved areas, including rural and Native American communities, Arc Health works to align the needs of individual patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems.

Zuni Comprehensive Community Health Center is within the Zuni Service Unit of the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service and offers a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient and community health services. During the 2-year fellowship, the Global Health Fellow will spend one year at Zuni with a dynamic group of physicians that provide full-spectrum services through a contract with Arc Health PBC and with a faculty appointment at the University of Utah. An additional year of the fellowship will be spent working at one of the University’s international partner sites. 

The selected Fellow will have the exciting opportunity to strengthen links between the University of Utah, the Zuni Service Unit, and our international partners. The Fellow will work with Utah residents, students, and mentors while completing a fellowship that prepares them for a career working in global, rural, and underserved communities. At Zuni and at the international site, the Fellow will provide much needed clinical services and receive extensive training, working alongside experienced physicians in the rural and global health fields.

While we are living through challenging and uncertain times, the importance of our mission has come into much clearer focus and we are committed now more than ever to our program, our partners, and our fellows. We would be excited to have you join our team in this unique and rewarding fellowship. Applications are being accepted now and candidates will be interviewed virtually and on a rolling basis.

Fellows are compensated competitively as compared to other global health fellowships in the United States and Canada, and all travel, insurance and housing are included. Applicants must be Board eligible or Board certified at the time of employment.

→  Apply here.
→  Letters of recommendation should be emailed to both Ped.Education@hsc.utah.edu and annika.vangilder@archealthjustice.com.
→  For more information please contact jeff.robison@hsc.utah.edu or hr@archealthjustice.com

 

Jeff Robison, MD
Director, Global, Rural and Underserved Child Health Program
University of Utah School of Medicine

Phuoc V. Le, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Co-Founder, Arc Health