Pincus Fellowship Fields of Study and Practice | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Fields of Study and Practice

The David N. Pincus Global Health Fellowship seeks to cultivate and support the professional training of future leaders in pediatric global health. The Global Health training model combines clinical service in a developing country, development and delivery of educational materials, and opportunities to study and complete clinical research under the mentorship of Children’s Hospital faculty.

Clinical service

The Global Health Fellows will work collaboratively with in-country professional colleagues. In both settings, the Fellow will have regular and ongoing primary pediatric clinical responsibilities. The range of clinical service includes: primary and urgent ambulatory care, outreach and home visits, office visits for acute and preventive services, and inpatient pediatric care performed at the level of a general inpatient pediatric hospitalist.


The Global Health Fellows will be expected to learn about the pediatric health priorities in their communities. They will be expected to both actively coordinate and present ongoing educational activities in their community working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals. They will be supported by the Global Health Faculty at CHOP and be mentored in proven methods of successful adult education.

Each fellow will be provided opportunities for learning at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. The fellowship will provide a basic core curriculum and additional educational opportunities individualized given the interest and motivation of the Fellow.


Opportunities for research will be supported by academic programs throughout the Fellowship. Fellows will be trained to understand research design, use the principles of clinical epidemiology and evidence -based medicine and to understand statistical analysis during the course of the Global Health Fellowship. Acquiring research skills will be a part of the curriculum for each Fellow. Individualized mentoring will allow each Fellow to choose to explore research interests with a Faculty member.

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