IGOT Ambassadors are primarily residents and medical students interested in global orthopaedics and trauma. Once accepted into our program, they travel to our partner institution, where they work together with members of our partner institutions on a wide range of projects.
Thank you for your interest in becoming an IGOT Ambassador. Below you will find information about our application process for the various options we offer.
Opportunities for Medical Students
The Morgan and Madison McClellan Fellowship application is a three step process, and we encourage those interested to apply early as we require applicants to seek institutional funding. The first step is an online application form, the second step is a brief phone interview. The third step is by invitation only and includes a secondary application which will outline your research interests.
- Step 1 Application due January 31.
- Step 2 Interview will be completed by February 15.
- Step 3 Secondary application due March 15.
- Step 4 Decisions announced by mid-April.
Opportunities for UCSF Residents
Global Health Clinical Scholars Program for Orthopaedic Residents
UCSF orthopaedic residents who wish to formally incorporate global health into their professional careers are eligible for the Global Health Sciences Clinical Scholars Program (GHCSP). The overall aim of the program is to cultivate future careers in global health and was established in 2006 in response to a demand for an educational track by clinical trainees interested in bridging the global health gap. The program is the first in the nation and IGOT supports the designated UCSF orthopaedic global health scholar by mentoring and supporting their research initiative.
Orthopaedic Residency: Global Elective Rotation
The UCSF Orthopaedic Residency training program has an embedded global elective rotation where fourth year orthopaedic residents can choose to complete a trauma rotation at one of IGOT’s partnering institutions. As this is an elective rotation there is not a formal application process but those interested need to express their commitment to the rotation by spring quarter of their third year in the program.
We recommend that all interested applicants review the Current Projects page of the Global Research Initiative program to see what research we and our partner institutions are currently working on. If you have an idea for a research project, please indicate that on the application form, however be aware that most of our research topics originate with our overseas partner institutions, as they generally have the best understanding of the research questions that are most relevant to the populations they serve. Outside of our resident rotation for UCSF Orthopaedic residents, we do not facilitate residents or medical students to do clinical rotations in our partner institutions.