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International Medicine

Global Health Pediatric Residency Program

Pediatric residents at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are active participants in all aspects of the Global Health program. The Global Health Pediatric Residency Program leads the Hospital’s response to the global call to action in pediatric healthcare, valuing patient care, knowledge, research and advocacy in global pediatric medicine.

CHOP’s pediatric residency program has had an average of 10 to 12 residents go abroad for Global Health Electives each year since 2005. Residents have traveled to the Dominican Republic, Botswana, Bolivia, India, Ghana, Laos and Kenya, but are now encouraged to work with the established CHOP programs in the Dominican Republic and Botswana.

Residents must plan early to arrange their elective and call schedule to allow an international elective. The Department of Pediatrics offers financial support for residents who do a Global Health elective to offset some of the costs of travel, lodging, etc. The Global Health Center determines the amount of funding available per resident each year, as well as the features of the elective that will be required to receive funding. Learn more about applying to the residency program.

Guiding principles

Residency Program Goals

Complete a comprehensive curriculum

Pediatric residents graduate from the residency program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with a broad understanding and knowledge of important topics in Global Pediatric Healthcare.

Expand horizons with electives

Global Health Electives provide residents with an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge of the issues facing children in global health settings.

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