Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Post Bachelor Fellowship and Information Session

Information Session

Date: Monday, November 23, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Mary Gates Hall, Room 258 (Multipurpose Room)

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship is a structured program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of global health projects.

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) combines academic research, education and training, and professional work with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from an illustrious group of professors and researchers. Through research, training workshops, coursework, and field experience in developing countries as well as active mentorship and advising, the PBF program aims to produce the next generation of scholars and leaders in global health measurement and evaluation.

The purpose of the fellowship is to:

* Cultivate talented young professionals to become future leaders in the field of health through an improved understanding of the connection between high-quality information and improving health around the globe.

* Advance aptitude in developing and applying sophisticated analytical methods.

* Develop understanding of the current global health landscape and its challenges.

* Prepare fellows for future positions in a wide variety of careers that include: academia, national health agencies, international organizations, foundations, and businesses.

* Provide a mentoring and learning environment for recent college graduates.

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship requires a minimum two-year commitment, commencing with training and orientation in early September. Fellows are eligible to apply for a fully funded Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health during the first year of the fellowship. Fellows receive a salary of $35,004 and are eligible for an insurance benefits package that includes a choice among several medical and dental insurance plans, life insurance, and long-term disability. There is no retirement package included with this appointment.