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Global Health Track

These competencies and objectives of the global health track will be met through didactics, case studies, small group activities, community involvement, and an international elective.



15-20 lectures over a three-year period. Must attend 100% either in attendance, video, online modules. These will be noon conferences.


Evening sessions

One session every other month from 6:30-8:00 pm. Must attend 80%. These are more “hands on” and interactive sessions.


Advocacy elective in the 2nd year

Within the advocacy elective, there will be global heath activities. These include experiences in travel medicine, international adoption clinic, refugee health, and cultural experiences at community partners.


International elective

4 week elective to do an international elective with a large emphasis on global child populations. The international elective must be an elective from one our established partnerships. If the resident wishes to pursue a different elective, and it relates to a future career in global health, the elective must meet specific criteria and be approved by the Global Health Track Director.



Each resident will meet with an approved Global Health mentor ideally every 6 months to monitor completion of objectives, preparation for travel, and completion of personal goals.


Advanced Global Health Track

This track is intended for the resident who comes with international experience already and is seeking a career in global health. There will be a maximum of 2 residents per year in the Advanced Track.In addition to the above requirements, residents in the Advanced Global Health Track will have the opportunity to spend additional time internationally (in addition to the 4 weeks if interested) as well as attend additional training at other institutions during the advocacy/community global health month in the fall. Also, residents will occasionally help assist the directors with providing some educational sessions throughout the course of residency.