"After my three years here I intend to work in the developing world. I don’t think I could have asked for better preparation than the kind of education that I have received here!""
—Michael Reid, Class of 2009
Lead Physician, Global Health Programs, University of Pennsylvania
The Global Health Program within the Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine Residency offers trainees diverse exposure to this exciting field.
Two of our core faculty members are actively involved in Global Health, and one currently serves on the Board of the National Global Health Education Consortium. Additionally, our program has close ties to the Global Health Center at Einstein, and to faculty members in the Division of General Internal Medicine who have research interests in global health.
A formal curriculum in Global Health is available during a General Medicine Ambulatory month for PGY-II residents and is designed as an intense immersion into the clinical, social, economic and political aspects of health in the developing world. It features 60 hours of seminars led by faculty from Einstein, with invited speakers from other academic institutions, and various non-governmental organizations such as Doctors for Global Health and Doctors without Borders.
In the PGY-III year, residents have the opportunity to apply what they have learned by participating in a month-long rotation at a rural hospital in Kisoro, Uganda. In addition, the global health experience runs throughout the PGY-III year with monthly ongoing seminars around literature and physical diagnosis rounds with the global health faculty. This program exists in collaboration with Doctors for Global Health and Einstein, and has given our residents hands-on experience practicing clinical medicine in the developing world. This is a beloved rotation amongst our trainees, and it has transformed the career direction of many.