The Jean-Martin Laberge Fellowship in Global Pediatric Surgery is a unique new training program for surgeons and surgical trainees from both high- and limited-resource settings interested in global pediatric surgery. It is offered in conjunction with the Centre for Global Surgery at McGill University within McGill Global Health.
Activities take place at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and other sites within the McGill University Health Centre, on the McGill University campus, and at global sites depending on the individual projects and existing partnerships.
Focus & activities
The fellowship is primarily research-focused and lasts 1-2 years. It can lead to either a Master’s or a PhD degree in Experimental Surgery. Pursuing an academic degree is recommended but not mandatory.
Fellows can select their main research topics from a wide range of available global surgical research areas, including burden of disease, access to surgical, human and material resources for surgery, global surgical training, health care policy, and others. Besides their main project, the fellows will be active participants in the divisional research team, pursuing and supervising a variety of other clinical and public health surgical research projects.
Fellows have access to a broad range of research support services through McGill University, including epidemiological, statistical, and medical librarian support. Travel to low-resource settings is optional but encouraged. The JML Global Research Laboratory benefits from several international academic partnerships and is a founding site for the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS).
Supervised clinical activity within the division of pediatric surgery is possible, depending on individual licensing requirements.
Funding in the form of a modest salary and tuition support is available, and the fellow will be encouraged and guided in seeking various research grants and awards.
Prospective fellows are encouraged to contact the director by email and discuss their interest and intent. Following this a formal application form is requested together with a personal CV and 2 reference letters.
The deadline for applications is June 30 for the academic year starting in the following year.
Application Form (PDF)