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Map in Grass


The Ventura faculty group is proud to partner with Ventura Global Health Project in offering a fellowship in global health. Our fellowship is designed to provide experiences at several international locations in addition to working with our local underserved populations in Ventura County.  Our goal is to support high quality, sustainable medical care in the communities we serve.


The core curriculum consists of hands-on clinical care in a local urgent care in an underserved setting with primarily latino and/or migrant workers, project management of outreach and intervention in vulnerable populations in Ventura County, as well as many clinical and educational opportunities for both resident teaching and your personal education.


We will work with fellows to develop the best mix of location and duration at each site.

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Primary Contact - Wallace Baker MD, Global Health Director, Ventura Global Health Fellowship

Educational and clinical experience in Ventura California. This experience will include work in a local clinical setting an average of 2 days per week with additional elective educational opportunities an average of 2 days per week. One day per week will be spent on a project management task determined by the needs of the community at that time.  Projects will center around the homeless population, high utilizers and those with socially determined barriers to care.  Clinical experiences available include; ultrasound training, inpatient infectious disease and outpatient TB and HIV clinic, orthopedics, NICU, etc. Call opportunities for inpatient medicine and ER may exist. The core urgent care setting is in an urban underserved location with a moderate sized Mixtec population. Fellows will also be expected to lead residency interest group meetings and provide didactics on global health topics at residency core conference.
We strive to be flexible and cater our on site and international curriculum to the educational and career goals of the fellow as much as possible. We will work together to develop a research project to be presented at an AAFP global health venue.


Additional Curricular Opportunities

  • Certification in tropical medicine through the West Virginia School of Tropical Medicine is required.

  • Lecture at the residency core didactic conference at least once on a global health topic

  • Serve as a mentor and participant in the VCMC residency global health interest group

  • Present at AAFP Global Health summit on a research topic

  • Reading list review and discussion with faculty mentor


  • Applicants will have successfully completed medical training in a US allopathic or osteopathic medical school and residency program.

  • Be eligible for medical license to practice in California in good standing

  • Be eligible for hospital privileging at Ventura County Medical Center

  • Be eligible for medical malpractice coverage

  • Health Insurance prior to program commencement

  • Travel Insurance prior to international travel

  • Spanish language skills are preferred but not required


  • Compensation consists of a salary while performing urgent care shifts in Ventura (approximately $9,500 per month spent in Ventura), along with a Ventura Global Health Project Grant ($6,000 per month spent international) to offset all travel and living expenses at international sites. Fellows will spend a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 9 months internationally.

  • An additional $5,000 stipend is available to fellows with a spouse or a $10,000 stipend available for fellows with children or spouse + children.

  • “Moonlighting” options may be available in Ventura for additional revenue

  • Vacation – Up to 6 weeks of vacation available per year. There is a one-week maximum to come from the time spent in Ventura with agreement from host clinical supervisor. Fellows are encouraged to take vacation time between rotations. Timing of all vacation with approval of host supervisor.

  • A $2600 stipend is available to cover textbooks and Butterfly iQ or other ultrasound transducer. Reimbursement upon receipt.



Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons for your interest in the fellowship as well as your curriculum vitae and 3 references.  Email to Dr. Wallace Baker, the fellowship director.


Applications accepted - September 1st
Deadline for application submission - October 15th
Announcement of positions - November 15th


Up to 2 fellows per year


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