EDUCATION

 
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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:

Child Survival

Newborn Survival

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

Tropical Dermatology

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

  • Veterinarians International

 

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)

Faculty Mentorship

 

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.

Scholarly Projects

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)

International

  • Kiambu County, Kenya

  • Chennai, India

Domestic

  • New Town, North Dakota

 

Virtual

  • Pandemic Elective