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Maternal and Child Health Fellowship

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About the Fellowship

The Maternal and Child Health Training Fellowship provides leadership development and training component to students interested in a career path in maternal and child health. Professionals from a wide range of healthcare backgrounds such as medicine, nursing, nutrition, public health ad social work can gain the hands-on skillset needed to work as leaders in this field.

Recruitment timelines

The applications for the 2019-2020 Maternal and Child Health Fellowship cohort have now closed. Please check back for futher updates on the 2020-2021 cohort applications. 

Application process

To apply for an MCH Fellowship, students should complete the following:

  • MCH Fellowship Application (please check back for updated application)
  • Concurrent admission to either the Maternal and Child Health certificate program

Please note: the deadline for applications is announced each spring semester for admission to the MCH Fellowship program in the following academic year.

Eligibility 

The Maternal and Child Health Training Fellowship is available to all students at the UTHealth School of Public Health who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in the Maternal and Child Health certificate program. In addition to the experience gained, partial tuition support of $750 per semester is available for students selected for the fellowship.

A fellow or trainee supported under this program must be a United States citizen, or, as a citizen of another country, must have been admitted to the United States with a permanent resident visa. 

What's expected of our fellows

The fellowship training period is a two-semester commitment. To complete the two core seminars in Maternal and Child Health during both the fall and spring semesters, students must complete a minimum of 16 credits including:

  • Three credit hours of the Maternal and Child Health Core Training Seminar
  • Two credit hours of the Maternal and Child Health  Fellowship Seminar
  • Six hours of electives selected from the approved list

All students are required to attend the 5-hour weekly seminar in both the fall and spring semesters (10 credits total) during their fellowship year.

Complete experiential placements in maternal and child health-related projects and programs:

  • Experiential placements serve as a mechanism allowing trainees to learn about maternal and child health practice in local settings as it relates to infrastructure, populations, service delivery, evaluation, gaps and resources

Participate in required small group special technical assistance projects with HRSA Region VI Title V agencies and associated programs:

  • Fellowship trainees participate in one ongoing special project each year that is part of the Maternal and Child Health Core Training Seminar and results in specific reports to meet a current, significant need for each state Title V program each year

Participate in Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training:

  • Fellowship trainees will complete a Conductive Leadership Training Curriculum as part of the Maternal and Child Health Core Training Seminar

Contact us

Cristell Perez, MPH
MCH Program Manager
mch@uth.tmc.edu

Courtney Byrd-Williams, PhD
MCH Program Director
courtney.e.brydwilliams@uth.tmc.edu

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