Global Health

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Global Health
“Improving international medical care through education”

Equip medical providers in developing nations with the knowledge and skills to improve the overall health of people worldwide

Mission: Develop international educational programs based on regional knowledge gaps to expand the medical acumen and experience of medical providers locally 

Current participation with University of Louisville College of Medicine: 
Provide an opportunity for current Pediatric emergency fellows to improve their comfort with point of care (POC) ultrasound education by participating in ultrasound teaching trips.

Participation in the resident global health track by providing lectures and providing an opportunity for an international clinical rotation.

2-4 week rotation in Chiapas Mexico for internal medicine/pediatrics or general pediatrics residents who are fluent or proficient in Spanish.

Participation in the medical student global health track by providing mentorship for students in the program

Collaborate with the Department of Emergency Medicine first POC ultrasound fellow for resource constricted locations (beginning 7/1/2017)


Current international programs:

1)      Longitudinal ultrasound educational curriculum for physicians in the region of Chiapas, Mexico.

  • 3 teaching trips per year which includes a ultrasound proficient PEM attending and a PEM fellow or upper level EM or pediatrics or medicine/pediatrics resident with ultrasound proficiency

2)      Longitudinal ultrasound educational curriculum for pediatricians working in a Pediatric Emergency Department in San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • 3 weeklong topic focused teaching trips from July 2017 through June 2018
  • This is a PEM fellow’s project so each trip will include the participating fellow and a PEM attending who is proficient in ultrasound







Future direction: Continue to expand the developed longitudinal ultrasound curriculum to other resource limited environments. Continue to expand clinical opportunities for residents, fellows and medical student and provide additional mentorship.