Resident Educational Conferences (Noon Conference and Morning Reports)
The noon conference aims to prepare resident physicians for future international elective experiences or work in a developing country setting through exposure to global health issues including health care delivery, disease management and resource allocation. These conferences increase knowledge of epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of common illnesses and tropical diseases affecting children in developing countries. Residents also gain exposure to local health care professionals working in the field of global health research, policy, and clinical care.
Topics of past conferences:
Malnutrition / Micronutrient Deficiencies
Sanitation, Clean Water and Hygiene
Emergency Care and Trauma Management in Resource Limited Countries
Cultural Sensitivity and Traditional Health Beliefs When Working in Resource-Limited Countries
Public Health Systems and Health Access Inequities Worldwide
Approach to Altered Mental Status in Resource Limited Countries
The global health noon conference takes place once per month and the global health morning report takes place 1-2 times per month.
Webinars and Symposiums
GLOhBAL hosts monthly webinars and quarterly symposiums in collaboration with the Department of Family Medicine and an annual Global Health Health Symposium jointly with Hofstra University MPH Program during National Public Health Week. Past guest speakers were from a number of institutions, including:
New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease
Columbia University Global Mental Health Program
Columbia University Center for Children's Environmental Health
Northwell Health, Center for Young Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric HIV
Northwell Health, Department of Family Medicine
Climate Resilience Fund
Master of Public Health (MPH) Coursework
For residents in the Global Health Track, the didactic component consists of the introduction to Global Health Course. The course is a preparatory class that allows participants to acquire knowledge and skills needed for global health field work through introduction to core public health concepts in Global Health.
Some core issues covered in the course:
Global Health and Globalization
Measuring Health and Disease in Populations
Child and Maternal Health
The Health of Global Populations in the US: "Glocal Health"
Strengthening Health Systems
Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases
This course is taught by Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo and scheduled for the late afternoon / evening to allow for maximum resident participation.
Global Health Training Workshops
Residents participate in a mandatory global health boot camp (12 hours) twice per year to train in pediatric care in resource limited countries. The boot camp includes simulation cases, clinical procedure labs, case-based learning in ethical care, and lectures in cultural competency. Residents also complete trainings for the Helping Babies Survive Program, an evidence-based, hands-on training developed to address common causes of preventable neonatal deaths and to decrease neonatal mortality in resource-limited settings.
Helping Babies Survive Programs:
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)
Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB)
Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB)
Each Global Health Track resident is assigned a faculty mentor in the spring of PGY-1 year after notification of acceptance in the track. The resident works closely with the assigned faculty mentor within the core of Global Health Program faculty group to receive focused training based on the individual resident's field work site and to develop a public health or research project to implement during the field work experience.
Faculty is available on a case-by-case basis for advisement on global health related projects for non-GH track residents, clinicians, public health and medical students with interests in global health.
Global health research opportunities are offered to residents, Hofstra public health students and medical students. Residents and students are mentored to publish in scholarly journals and present at conferences.
Global Health Electives (4-12 weeks)
Kiambu County, Kenya
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Queens, New York
New Town, North Dakota
Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas