Urgently needed medical specialties include the following: Pediatricians, Infectious Diseases, and Psychiatrists
As a physician working for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), you may be responding to an outbreak of cholera or meningitis, treating victims in the aftermath of an armed conflict, or setting up a treatment program for HIV/AIDS or malaria.
The only certainty with an MSF mission is that your clinical skills and resourcefulness will be put to the test. You will work to diagnose and treat medical conditions not commonly found in the United States, often without the resources, you may be accustomed to having on hand. Your managerial and teaching skills will also be called upon, as your responsibilities will include supervision and training of local medical staff. Additional tasks may include assessments, data collection, medical reporting, and more.
You will not be facing these challenges alone—other MSF team members, both international and locally hired staff, will provide technical support, including extensive guidelines and protocols.
Click here to see a generic job description and potential career path with MSF.
- Compliance with Essential Requirements for all potential candidates
- Commitment to work in the field for a minimum of 9 to 12 month assignments
- M.D. or D.O. and current valid license
- Professional experience in a developing country or humanitarian context
- Minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience post-residency
- At least 6 months of clinical practice within the last 2 years
- Professional experience supervising, managing, or training staff
- Clinical experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Public Health
- Emergency Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- ICU or Minor Surgery
- French or Arabic language (B2 or above)
- Postgraduate study in international public health, refugee health, infectious diseases, or tropical medicine
- Infectious Diseases specialty (HIV/TB in particular)