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Global Health

The following Global Health options are available to EVMS Pediatric Residents at CHKD...

CHKD Resident Global Health TRACK Program

One resident per year will be chosen to be part of the track.  Applications for the track will be due in September of intern year with acceptance notification given in October.  

Global health TRACK residents will receive:

  • Preference in scheduling their call free month in the Fall of their 2nd and 3rd years to support one month of contiguous travel in both years
  • Research mentoring to complete scholarly project abroad
  • Guaranteed funding for travel in both 2nd and 3rd year

In return, Global Health TRACK Residents will be expected to:

  • Complete 18 online core modules over 3 years
  • Attend Ethics/Cultural Competency and Procedural Skills Workshop prior to travel
  • Attend minimum 50% journal clubs per year
  • Resident scholarly project to be completed in global health, disparities or advocacy
  • Meet twice yearly with global health mentor to complete ILP in global health
  • Apply for SOICH grant for travel
  • Submit one case report written with trainees/faculty from international site for publication
  • With each travel experience, they will complete:
    • Pre-brief
    • Create and deliver lecture at international site
    • Journaling
    • Skype/Facetime with CHKD mentor
    • Debrief
    • Share what was learned with co-residents (noon conference, etc)


CHKD Resident Global Health EXPERIENCE Program

The Global Health Experience is available to ANY pediatric resident in good standing.  There's no application requirement; we request that residents interested in the experience let the program director know by end of intern year for planning purposes.

The Global Health Experience includes:

  • Opportunity to complete an International experience ranging from 1 week to 1 month with some funding support
    • funding will depend on the number of participating residents each year
  • Encouraged to attend all journal clubs, workshops and training that is offered
  • Encouraged to complete any/all online modules in the core training

In return, Global Health EXPERIENCE Residents will be expected to:

  • Attend Ethics/Cultural Competency Workshop prior to travel
  • Pre-brief prior to travel
  • Create and deliver a short educational talk of their choosing to deliver at the international site
  • Journaling
  • Debrief after travel
  • Shar what was learned with co-residents (noon conference, etc)

Although protected time and funding cannot be guaranteed, any interested resident can request a global health mentor.  The residency program will make every effort to financially and academically support residents interested in pursuing the track even if they were not formally accepted into the track.  If any resident completes all track requirements, they will be issued a track certificate.