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Global Women's Health Fellowship 

Creighton University School of Medicine – Phoenix’s fellowship program in Women's Global Health is ready to welcome you to the desert southwest. 

This one-year fellowship program is considered non-Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (non-ACGME). Currently, our program recruits for 1 position each year. 

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.

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

Our Fellows

Alicia Willey

Alicia Willey, MD

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


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


Additional Faculty

Elyssa Metas, MD Fellowship Director

Thomas Zheng, MD


The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance 

In 2017, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC), Creighton University (CUSOM), Valleywise Health, and District Medical Group (DMG) joined forces to form the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance. The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance supports Creighton University School of Medicine - Phoenix Graduate Medical Education by providing strategic, financial and operational resources.