The Post-Bachelor Fellowship is a combination of an academic program, a health research opportunity, and a professional position. The Post-Bachelor Fellowship program is composed of two structural elements: Research and Education and Training activities.
This structure is designed to provide robust and meaningful on-the-job training, cultivate fellows’ knowledge and skills in health research, and advance IHME’s research through the fellows’ critical efforts. Incorporated throughout the Fellowship is a strong support mechanism of Mentorship.
These elements constitute a cogent structural design with clearly defined objectives that work together to achieve both the education and training of Post-Bachelor Fellows and broader milestones for IHME.
Education and Training Activities
HME track seminar
Health Metrics and Evaluation track seminar is a weekly opportunity for fellows to gather and discuss a current article about an issue in global health.
IHME Fellows Training Camp
IHME Fellows Training Camp is an intensive two- to three-week course for new fellows that occurs at the beginning of the program. IHME Fellows Training Camp introduces fellows to the analytical methodologies, quantitative concepts, and measurement tools that can be applied to current global health challenges.
Post-Bachelor Fellows attend graduate-level classes at the University of Washington in academic areas such as global health, biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, and health services.
Training workshops provide fellows with in-depth instruction on specific aspects of work at IHME. Workshops focus on analytical research methods, programming and coding practices, or emerging issues in global health.
Research abroad is a 6-week experience in which fellows live and work in a resource-poor setting where research is being undertaken. The Research Abroad experience introduces fellows to actual data collection and challenges of conducting research in the field.
Mentors provide continuous coaching and guidance to assist fellows’ professional, personal, and career development and to help unlock their natural ability to perform, learn, and achieve.
- Facilitate mentees’ development of the PBF competencies.
- Help PBFs become better researchers and practitioners in global health.
- Assist PBFs in identifying pathways for success after IHME.
- Provide a supportive network and environment for fellows.
Master of Public Health
Post-Bachelor Fellows are eligible to pursue a fully funded Master of Public Health in Health Metrics and Evaluation through the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health. Post-Bachelor Fellows apply to the master’s program in their first year at IHME and matriculate as graduate students in their second year. If fellows pursue the MPH degree, the PBF program is extended to a third year.
Fellows who wish to pursue the MPH degree must seek admission through the Department of Global Health’s MPH program and must meet UW Graduate School requirements. Applicants applying to the Post-Bachelor Fellowship are not required to apply simultaneously to the MPH program.