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.
- Comprehensive training. The Department of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Residency Program believe that global health education is a valuable component of the training of all future pediatricians during their pediatric residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
- Rich curriculum. The Department of Pediatrics supports a rich Global Health educational curriculum including the lecture series, journal club and case presentations, the Global Health Symposium, Global Health Electives, and other activities related to international child health.
- Diverse experience. In order to maximize the full potential of the Global Health component of the Pediatric Residency Program, the Department supports resident electives in global settings which occur under approved pediatric and administrative supervision. These electives allow residents to gain valuable global health experience, and provide assessment and evaluation of the resident’s performance.
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.
- The Global Health Center provides an ongoing lecture series covering a wide array of global health topics in pediatric medicine given by attending physicians and other noted speakers.
- The Global Health Center supports a resident run journal club throughout the academic year discussing current academic articles related to global issues in pediatric healthcare.
- The Global Health Center seeks out and encourages additional educational activities that enrich the educational aspects of the Global Health Program such as Grand Rounds speakers, the Global Health Symposium and other educational events.
- Residents have opportunities to participate in valuable global health care experience by completing a Global Health Elective in a partner country.
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.
- Global Health Electives will be carefully chosen and approved by the resident and the Director of Global Health.
- Global Health Electives partner residents with programs that not only benefit the learner, but also the partner community or country. Each resident must prepare detailed and specific learning goals and objectives for the elective.
- Residents have an identified pediatric supervisor for their Global Health Elective.
- Residents receive an evaluation during and at the completion of their elective which becomes part of the educational portfolio in the residency program.
- Residents complete an academic activity upon completion of their elective in order to share the knowledge and experience gained with the broader residency program.