Global Health Track in Neurology
The goal of the Global Health Track is to provide a longitudinal structured didactic and clinical global health experience for Yale Neurology Residents.
- develop a broad-based understanding of the practice of neurology in global health settings, including domestic and foreign resource-limited settings, as well as international resource-rich settings.
- understand the epidemiology, presentation, approach to diagnosis and treatment of common neurological disorders in global health settings
- understand the cultural aspects and health systems relevant to the practice of neurology in global health settings
- understand the social, political, and economic forces within countries and international relations in modulating healthcare funding and delivery
In the PGY-2 year, residents would apply to be in the track and a mentor would be identified. In the PGY-3 year, the resident would take didactic courses and have one clinical experience in a global health setting. In the PGY-4 year, the resident would conduct and present scholarly work and potentially have additional clinical or research experience in a global health setting.
Specific requirements would include:
- Global Health Seminar (EPH 591-01)
- Tropical Medicine Elective (offered through the Certificate in Global Health through Yale School of Medicine) OR another acceptable Global Health Course
- Attend and present at a Global Neurology Lecture Series (quarterly lectures given at noon conference)
- Scholarly work: a manuscript prepared for journal submission. Manuscripts could take the form of a policy brief, case series, research project, or development of diagnosis or management guidelines for a global health setting.
- International clinical experiences:
- Makarere University/Yale University (MUYU) Collaboration, Uganda
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Monthly outpatient clinic in a domestic resource limited setting (IRIS, or other public health clinic)
- Serena Spudich, MD: Clinical and Translational Research in Thailand and Sweden