The IGOT Ambassadors program is designed for medical students or recent medical graduates interested in global orthopaedics. We offer several options based on level of education and time commitment. All options are based at IGOT’s headquarters located at the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute (OTI) in San Francisco, CA, but many have the potential for a travel abroad component. The program follows the academic calendar year with various deadlines for application submission. This program offers the unique opportunity for participants to have access to our state of the art facilities as well as daily teaching and educational activities of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Below is a brief description of the various options:
Opportunities for UCSF Residents
In collaboration with the UCSF Global Health Sciences program, the UCSF Department of Orthopaedics is offering its residents the opportunity to participate in the Global Health Clinical Scholars Program (GHCSP). The objective of this program is to facilitate and provide resources for orthopaedic residents to pursue an area of concentration within global health related to the field of orthopaedic surgery.
The UCSF Department of Orthopaedics offers an overseas elective rotation to all fourth year UCSF residents. Residents are given a specific set of goals and objectives for the rotation. They see patients in outpatient, inpatient and emergency department settings. Residents both teach and learn from the local staff of health care providers.
Opportunities for Medical Students
This opportunity is available to medical students or recent medical school graduates interested in global orthopaedics. Beginning in June the program follows the academic year and is designed as an intensive year-long internship incorporating fundamental skills and hands-on experience necessary in conducting research globally. This includes designing and implementing projects with our partnering affiliates as well as a structured curriculum reviewing the various processes in conducting research. The fellow is embedded into IGOT’s programs and will have specific responsibilities based on the needs and objectives at the time of fellowship. This is not a clinical fellowship nor does it result in a clinical credential.
This endowed fellowship was started by a generous gift from the OTI’s Dr. Trigg McClellan, in honor of his daughters, Morgan and Madison McClellan. In keeping with the spirit of UCSF’s mission of advancing health worldwide, this competitive year-long fellowship will ensure that the best and brightest minds from around the world are being tapped to answer critical global health questions.