Family Medicine Residency Program

Global Health Track

Program Mission:

We aim to provide an excellent, well rounded global health experience and curriculum that will prepare residents to serve as leaders in high quality, cost effective local and international community based medical solutions for defined populations.

Specific Goals:

  • Provide mentorship and support for residents to attain career goals in caring for the community they choose to serve as a family physician.
  • Advocacy for underserved communities both domestic and international.
  • Improved cultural competency
  • Train future leaders in global/domestic health program administration and advocacy, effecting change in health/social policy, and coalition building/funding procurement.

Structure:

Residents in the track will be provided two weeks during the first year and four weeks during second and third year for global health experiences. They will participate in a year long global health seminar from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs which will begin the middle of the internship year. (Curriculum described below) The required scholarly/community medicine project will be based on a patient population outside the United States. The global health track director and specific faculty at each site will mentor residents in the track. All residents will have exposure to the lecture series and opportunities to do global health electives, not only those in the GHT.