Certificate in Global Child Health
The pediatric residency program at UofL is excited to announce two new ways to learn about and get involved with Global Child Health:
- The 2013-2014 academic year will be the first to implement a global health pathway into the core curriculum. The track, one of six pathways that residents can choose, consists of core lectures (noon and evening sessions), web-based learning modules, and local and international global health rotations. This pathway is available to all residents.
- For residents with a more defined interest in global health, the residency program will roll out its new Certificate in Global Child Health on July 1, 2013. The main goals program are:
- To improve understanding of the major causes of the world’s pediatric mortality
- To improve physical examination skills through exposure to different diseases (vaccine preventable or in advanced stages)
- To gain deeper appreciation of issues related to public health, professionalism, and cultural sensitivity
- To maintain and foster passion for caring for a population with limited access to health care and health care resources
Global Child Health Curriculum Activities and Topics
Requirements for the Certificate in Global Child Health
I. Elective rotations (available to all residents)
- Poverty and Social Justice*
- International Child Health Elective (Ghana or Ecuador)**
* Successful completion is mandatory for the Certificate in GCH.
** Successful completion is highly recommended for the Certificate in GCH.
II. Core Curriculum Noon Conferences* (available to all residents)(these are given on an 18 month rolling calendar so will be given live twice during each resident’s training)**
- Social and Economic Determinants of Health
- Global Burden of Disease
- Traditional Health Practices, Culture, and Ethics
- Health Implications of Travel, Migration and Displacement
- Human Rights in Global Health
- Population, Resources, and Environment
* 100% participation in person or on video required for the Certificate in GCH.
**Residents watching the lectures on video need to complete the 5 question quiz at the end of each lecture and turn it in to Tara McKinley in the Office of Medical Education for credit.
III. Web-based modules* (available to all residents)**
- Global burden of non-communicable diseases
- Impact of global child health on the US communities
- Environmental impact on global child health
- Approach to internationally adopted children
- Water-borne and vector-borne illnesses/neglected tropical diseases
- Approach to fever in low-resource settings
- Approach to non-infectious emergencies in low-resource settings
* 100% completion is mandatory for the Certificate in GCH.
**2-hour conference credit will be granted after the completion of each module for all residents
IV. Travel preparation and post-travel debriefing (for residents participating in the international child health elective).
V. Evening Global Health Sessions* (available to all residents; prepared and presented by residents or guest speakers quarterly, moderated by faculty).** Dinner will be provided.
Format will include (but will not be limited to):
- Journal Clubs
- Guest speaker seminars
- Case presentations
- Critical Reflections regarding various aspects of global child health (medical, cultural, ethical, etc.)
- Crisis Management Scenarios in low resource settings
*1 presentation and 50% participation mandatory for the Certificate in GCH.
**Two hours of conference credit available for participation for all residents.
VI. Presentations relevant to global child health:(required for all residents participating in an international elective sometime after their return.
- Chairman’s presentations
- Morning report
- Grand Rounds
- Presentations at Global Health or Pediatric regional or national meetings.
- Published article/essay in a local or national journal.
VII. Critical Reflections on Global Health experiences after the end of the second and third year of the program as well as following the Poverty and Social Justice in Child Health elective as well as the International elective. This is a requirement of the Certificate Program participants only, but is available for any resident participating in these electives.
VII. Scholarly Activity: All residents participating in the Certificate for Global Child Health program must do a scholarly activity relating to Global Health/Low resource setting care.