The Global Health Track provides residents and fellows with an introduction to children's global health care issues. Our goal is to equip residents and fellows with the knowledge and skills to address these issues throughout their careers.
The program has five components:
The didactics component includes approximately six lectures per year about basic pediatric health care worldwide. Faculty members with different expertise discuss all aspects of global health care from infectious disease to cultural competency.
Evening sessions occur six times a year, typically every other month. These evening sessions include case studies, journal club, simulation activities and workshops.
Community Global Health Initiative
The community global health component is part of the required Advocacy month. We offer a vast range of experiences that expose residents to unique local opportunities addressing worldwide pediatric health problems.
An international elective is planned for the third year of residency. This elective fulfills requirements that will be discussed during meetings with the director of global health as well as your mentor. The goal is to find a location to get the best experience possible for each individual participant. We currently have partnerships with hospitals in Panama, China, Mexico and Malta. We are in the process of establishing partnerships in the Philippines. A portion of your international elective is paid for by the residency program. A competitive scholarship is available to help off-set the cost of the elective.
Each resident will have a mentor who will help them pave a path to global health in their future practice.
All fellows are encouraged to participate in the global health track and attend as many sessions as possible. International electives are possible during fellowship but must be approved by the individual fellowship program director as well as the global health director. The same requirements for the international elective for residents apply to fellows as well.