School of Medicine


Curriculum

 

 

 

 

The Global Health track consists of a three-year curriculum of didactic lectures, group discussions, journal club meetings, workshops, and oversea rotations. A more detailed description of the track curriculum and the related goals are listed below.

 Goals:

  • Deliver primary care as fundamental human right and social justice globally.
  • - Improve the quality of primary care around the world.

    - Expand the access of primary care to the underserved of the world.

  • Redefine the contents and philosophy of primary care through our practice.

 Objectives:

    1. Obtain essential sets of knowledge, skills and attitude to become a professional international health practitioner.

    a) Acquire core knowledge in the field of International Aid, Development, Poverty and Health, Pandemics and Epidemics, Disaster and Complex Humanitarian Emergency, Illness and Disease, Primary Health Care, Community Assessment, Project Implementation, Essential Public Health, Field Medicine, Field Surgery, Nutrition, Maternal Health, Child Survival, Chronic Diseases, and Environmental Health.

    b) Train in core skill sets through clinical rotations and overseas rotations.

    c) Learn basic public health and public nutrition.

    2. Learn cross-cultural communication and team-building skills through practice and workshop.

    a) Be capable of organizing and training various levels of healthcare professionals and work with them.

 Organization of the program:

  • Each resident is encouraged to develop his/her own inquiry during academic year. Self-learning is guided by close mentoring via web-based tool.
  • A two-day workshop, "Global Primary Care Training workshop", in September, provides core knowledge base (2nd and 3rd year).
  • GHT morning meeting 2/block
  • Up to 4 weeks' rotation in off site (overseas rotation) in 3rd year.
  • Quarterly journal club provides opportunity for networking and brainstorming.
  • GHT retreat before graduation will provide opportunities to reflect and strengthen the program.
  • Presentation at national level conference is strongly encouraged and mentored.


 

Activities 1st year 2nd year 3rd year
Mentoring x x x
GHT Workshop x x
GHT morning seminar x x x
Overseas rotation o o
Quarterly journal club o o o
National conference o o
GHT retreat x

 



 Requirements:

Completion of the Global Health Track (GHT) expects participants to complete the required activities on their individual free time and elective time. Two residents per class are admitted to the track based on the following selection process:

    1. Eligibility: All residents accepted into the Family Medicine residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center are initially eligible to participate in the track. The residents remains eligible provided they meet the minimal GHT requirements for their year of residency and a good disciplinary standing.

    2. Selection: Two residents will be selected based on the following criteria:

    1) Academic and performance report in their first year.

    2) Fulfill requirement as a 1st year GHT resident.

    3) Brief interview with all current GHT residents.

    4) Based on item 1 through 3, existing GHT residents and the track director will decide by voting.

    3. Acceptance: Residents receive their official acceptance to the GHT no later than 1 month from program chief resident selection. Decisions regarding acceptance are the prevue of the track director. A resident cannot enroll in the GHT without the expressed permission of the track director.

 

The successful completion of the course is based on the requirements addressed below:

1. First Year Requirements: First year residents are expected to meet the following requirements:

a. A minimal attendance at 4 of 24 GHT seminars.

b. Timely completion of required quarterly core competency readings assigned by the GHT track director.

 

2. Second Year Requirements: Promotion to the second year requires satisfactory completion of first year requirements and official acceptance by the track director into the GHT. The requirements for the second year are:

a. A minimal attendance at 9 of 24 GHT seminars.

b. Lead a minimum of 1 GHT seminar.

c. Satisfactory performance during the annual Global Primary Care Training Workshop.

d. Submit a poster or paper suitable for publication regarding an area of interest.

 

3. Third Year Requirements: Promotion to the third year requires satisfactory completion of the first and second year requirements. The requirements for the third year are:

a. A minimal attendance at 9 of 24 GHT seminars.

b. Lead a minimum of 2 GHT seminars.

c. Satisfactory performance during the annual Global Primary Care Training Workshop.

d. Give your feedback during your residency to the director in GHT retreat before your graduation.

e. Submit a poster or paper suitable for publication regarding an area of interest.