The world is a smaller place in the 21st century, and medical students across the United States have traveled and experienced more of our world, including the developing world, than most other generations. These future physicians have been moved by tragedies and inequities and want to make a difference. Cincinnati Children’s has an opportunity to lead this group of future leaders and prepare them to effect change for all children, especially the under-served children in our nation and throughout the world.
The Global Child Health Educational Program is designed to empower our residents to make a difference for all children, especially the poor and underserved. The program offers a structured international experience for all residents as well as a Global Child Health Pathway for residents who are passionate about global health.
The Global Child Health Educational Program
Our residents work in clinics and hospitals across the globe, most notably in Africa, Asia, and South/Central America. We have established educational and research relationships at many sites and have made it a priority to promote the exchange of ideas between participating institutions. Every resident at Cincinnati Children’s has the opportunity to be immersed in a one-month global health experience, during which the Global Child Health Program provides support with:
- Partnership with a number of global health sites
- Faculty and administrative support
- Financial support
This opportunity will help residents better understand and contribute to the reversal of health inequities in our country and abroad. Residents intending to conduct overseas work need to submit an application listing the site as well as goals, objectives, and projected costs prior to being approved for additional funding beyond the standard book / conference fund.
Global Child Health Pathway
The Global Child Health Pathway is designed to engage and inspire residents to seek post-residency opportunities and training in the field of global health. As a participant in the Global Child Health Pathway, your residency will be tailored to provide ample opportunities to go abroad while equipping you with the skills to design, create, build, and sustain viable international programs while becoming leaders in the field of global health medicine.
Our program is fully integrated into the categorical pediatric residency program. As a Global Child Health Pathway resident, you will complete your pediatric residency in the standard three years (meeting existing ABP and ACGME requirements) but will participate in at least two global health rotations. You will also take part in the Global Child Health curriculum and complete a global health project.
Our global health program has six target sites in the United States and abroad where our faculty, fellows, and residents pursue planned or ongoing projects. As a Global Child Health Pathway resident, you are permitted to participate in other international opportunities beyond our six target sites that fit your personal interest and career goals.
Learn more about our target sites around the world. (pdf)
Learn more about the curriculum for the Global Child Health Program.
Download a three-year breakdown of the Global Health Track.