Physicians

Put your medical skills and experience to use in some of the most challenging situations in the world

A woman and her child during a consultation at the MSF mobile clinic in Yakoua, Chad.
CHAD 2017 © Sara Creta/MSF
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Join the movement

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.

We are particularly seeking the following:

  • Family physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Specialists in Infectious Diseases
  • Med-Peds
  • Psychiatrists

Requirements

  • 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 two years relevant professional experience post residency
  • At least 6 months of clinical practice within the last two years
  • Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff
  • Clinical experience in one or more of the following areas: 
    • Public Health
    • Obstetrics/Gynaecology
    • Pediatrics
    • Nutrition
    • Emergency Medicine,
    • Infectious Diseases
    • ICU or Minor Surgery

Assets

  • French or Arabic language (B2 or above)
  • Post graduate study in international public health, refugee health, infectious diseases or tropical medicine
  • Infectious Diseases specialty (HIV/TB in particular)
  • Pediatrics

How to apply