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Pediatric Global Health Track

Global Health Track

Mission Statement

The Yale Pediatric Global Health Track aims to provide Pediatric residents with an in-depth understanding of, and skills to address, the underlying factors that drive child health inequities in the US and world-wide.

The Global Health Track provides all Pediatric residents and students rotating through pediatrics: exposure to the core principles of health disparities in the US and world-wide; exposure to the ethical principles of global health; understanding of basic health needs of refugees and immigrants; understanding of the major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality world-wide

For residents enrolled as part of the Global Health Track we provide opportunities to develop more in-depth understanding, experience, and skills to advocate for, address, and manage the health problems and needs of the most vulnerable children in the US and world-wide. Through immersive clinical experiences, didactics, and scholarly work, these residents gain the experience and confidence to become leaders in pediatric global health.

Resident Requirements


Didactics allow exposure to key competencies for pediatric global health designated by Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and the ABP Global Health in Pediatric Education Guide. Didactics will entail:

  • Monthly global health noon conference
  • Global Health Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Global Health journal club/seminar
  • Other university-wide events/courses of relevance

Clinical Opportunities

All Pediatric Global Health Track residents should be exposed to local domestic global health through a variety of means (refugee clinic, Y-HEALER, Y-CHiC clinic, asylum medicine, Haven Free Clinic). A list of these opportunities is included in Table 1 along with their associated credit designation. All residents should complete 10 credits per year in the GHT. All Pediatric GHT residents should have an immersive clinical experience in domestic or global health.


All Pediatric GHT residents should be engaged in a scholarly project. The definition for this is broad and can include a case report, a QI project, a research project (given time constraints, this should be tied directly to an existing project in international sites). Residents can also fulfill this requirement through curriculum building of relevance to the different arms of the Peds GHT.

Scholarship also entails the strengthening of presentation skills and ability to communicate with different audiences. In addition, all residents should have a plan to disseminate their work with the local community. Lastly, all residents will give a noon lecture or Global Health Day luncheon presentation on their immersive clinical experience.


Mentorship is critical to optimizing the experience and success of GHT residents. Expectations of the mentor and mentee will be outlined clearly and evaluation of both provided. We will find ways of rewarding exceptional mentorship as a means of encouraging continued engagement of faculty. All residents will be assigned to a faculty mentor.

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