Physician Educator / Visiting Faculty

The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) is a joint initiative with the Peace Corps, the U.S. President's Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and Seed Global Health that partners with countries to help them overcome critical shortages of health providers and build strong, sustainable health systems. GHSP places nurses and physicians as visiting faculty in nursing and medical schools in Liberia, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda.
GHSP Physician Educators are posted overseas as Peace Corps Response Volunteers to serve as visiting faculty; they teach and work alongside local faculty to expand capacity, strengthen the quality and breadth of medical education, provide improved health professional development opportunities, and importantly, improve care for vulnerable patients.
To assure cultural integration, GHSP Physician Educators are paired with host country counterparts. Together with their counterparts and other faculty colleagues, GHSP Physician Educators develop or refine locally tailored best practice approaches to medical education and encourage a continuous culture of excellence, responsibility, and accountability in the delivery of health care.
In partnership with host country faculty, key Physician Educator tasks may include (but are not limited to):
  • Providing classroom-based instruction to undergraduate and post-graduate trainees, incorporating curriculum development and student assessment,
  • Providing formal and informal clinical instruction to trainees, house staff and other learners emphasizing best practice standards (through Daily Rounds, Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality conferences, and similar means),
  • Modeling sound clinical diagnostic and therapeutic bedside practice,
  • Modeling professional and ethical behavior in all aspects of health care delivery and education,
  • Enhancing existing clinical training systems and structures by developing and implementing innovative teaching tools,
  • Assisting with creating/adapting/implementing improved clinical guidelines and/or treatment protocols when applicable, and
  • Organizing continuing education programs with host country faculty.
GHSP recruits in specialties that strive to meet the needs of partner medical schools; this has included internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, general and orthopedic surgery, anesthesia, pathology, cardiology, emergency medicine, pulmonary/critical care and infectious diseases.

ELIGIBILITY Volunteers are deployed for one-year assignments beginning in July 2017. Physician applicants must be US citizens, and board-eligible or board-certified in a clinical specialty.
BENEFITS GHSP is a Peace Corps Response program, which offers high-impact assignments for qualified professionals. Benefits for volunteers include monthly living stipends, transportation to and from their country of service, comprehensive medical care, a readjustment allowance, and paid vacation days. Seed Global Health offers debt assistance up to $30,000 for qualified volunteers.
APPLY For more information about requirements, qualifications, benefits, financial assistance, and the application process, please visit: http://seedglobalhealth.org/apply. The deadline for applications is November 25, 2016.
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