BCRP Global Child Health Initiative
The goals of the BCRP Global Child Health Initiative are to increase knowledge and awareness of global health issues; to provide specialized knowledge, skills and mentorship to residents with career interests in global child health; and to provide high-quality opportunities for meaningful international clinical experiences. The initiative offers exposure to international and refugee patients, as well as to faculty working on cutting-edge, grass-roots policy and health service delivery in the developing world. It has three major components:
- Global health teaching curriculum for all BCRP residents.
- Global health electives at supervised and affiliated international sites with pre-departure preparation and post-travel debriefing for interested BCRP residents.
- The Pediatric Global Health Research Fellowship, a four year integrated residency track, for one UHAT resident per year, jointly run by the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University School of Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics at BMC.
Global Health Teaching Curriculum
The BCRP global health teaching curriculum provides didactic and case-based instruction on the fundamentals of pediatric international health, integrated throughout existing noon conferences and resident lectures. The curriculum covers topics of current relevance as well core topics such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, malnutrition, vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies, parasitic infections, child and infant mortality in the developing world, and management of healthcare systems in resource-poor settings. During the PL-1 year, additional educational sessions occur during the advocacy section of the 12-week Keystone block. Residents in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track are also exposed to topics in global health through monthly Research, Advocacy and Policy sessions.
Global Health Seminar Series
The Global Pediatrics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital hosts a monthly seminar series pertaining to child health in low-resource settings. Additionally, the Global Health Initiative Seminar Series, which is jointly held by Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, has a regular seminar series that residents are welcome to attend.
Please contact Ton Tran for more information.
Global Health Clinical Skills Week
BCRP residents are invited to participate in many of the sessions offered for BCH Global Pediatric Fellows during a clinical skills week in the summer of each year. Topics include master training for Helping Babies Breathe, trauma simulation for resources limited settings, and a day of didactics on global health topics from area experts.
BMC International Health Clinics
Boston Medical Center has an International Refugee Clinic, Travel Clinic and Tuberculosis Clinic. Residents have the opportunity to rotate through these clinics during their elective time.
BCH Global Health Program
Boston Children’s Hospital Global Health Program is summarized in their downloadable 2016 Annual Report.