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About the Program

The Creighton University School of Medicine-Phoenix Global Women's Health Fellowship is a two-year, non-ACGME approved fellowship program for Ob/Gyn physicians who desire advanced training in the delivery of women's healthcare around the world through a combination of clinical experience, education and mentorship. Because there is no one clear path as a global women's healthcare leader, our program utilizes multiple global and local partners to customize the experience of our fellows depending on their individual goals. While we anticipate fellows spending approximately half of their fellowship working abroad clinically with partners in Tanzania, China or Botswana, we have also developed a strong relationship with the Valleywise Health Women's Refugee Program and Maricopa County Department of Public Health for advanced training and experience in healthcare delivery to traditionally underserved populations in the greater Phoenix area.

Message from the Director

Our mission is to develop global healthcare leaders that are prepared to improve care, research and education for women in low- and middle-income countries through the implementation of sustainable healthcare solutions.


  • Elyssa Metas, MD Fellowship Director
    • Valleywise Health Medical Center
    • OBGYN faculty
  • Dean Coonrod, MD Associate fellowship director
  • Robert M. Brady, MD
  • Thomas Zheng, MD
    • Valleywise Health Medical Center
    • OBGYN Faculty at


  • 1 to 2 year fellowship
  • Fifty percent of your time spent at one of our international partnerships
  • Other fifty percent of your time spent as academic faculty in the OBGYN department at Valleywise Health Medical Center (VHMC)
  • Partnerships with VHMC Refugee Women’s and Maricopa County Public Health Department
  • Opportunity to pursue graduate course work towards MPH or MBA
  • Capstone Project


  • FAME Medical Center in Karatu, Tanzania
  • Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center in Guangzhou, China
  • University of Botswana Department of OBGYN in Gaborone, Botswana

Our Fellows

Alicia Willey

Alicia Willey, MD

  • Past fellows Elyssa Metas, MD and Cortney Eakin, MD

How to Apply 

  • Requirements
    • Good standing with State and National Governing bodies.
    • Successful completion of OBGYN residency and board eligible or board certified at the start of the academic year
  • Email CV, letter of good standing from residency program director and 1-page personal statement to