The Urban Global Health (UGH) Residency Track provides additional training to Internal Medicine residents who have an interest in pursuing health equity, locally and internationally. The Urban Global Health Track has three core goals: (1) To share with resident physicians the practical knowledge essential to caring for vulnerable populations, (2) To offer resident physicians the opportunity to care for underserved populations alongside experienced attending physicians who have intimate community relationships. (3) To mentor resident physicians in the application of ethical research methods necessary to meet community needs.
Education: The UGH curriculum includes a mix of didactic experiences incorporated into the Internal Medicine residency structure. UGH residents will participate in a quarterly lecture series focused on the practical medical care of marginalized patient populations. Residents will also meet monthly with UGH leadership to discuss approaches to community-based and global research. Participants are also encouraged to take advantage of educational offerings through the UIC School of Public Health and to attend monthly multidisciplinary dinner meetings at the UIC Center for Global Health.
Scholarship: At the end of residency, UGH residents should be prepared to present their scholarly work at UIC events or at national conferences. Residents in the UGH track will receive formal mentorship to support their scholarly activity during residency. Mentors are selected for their commitment to resident development and have active projects internationally or at the community level. Mentorship oversight is provided by the Urban Global Health committee, a faculty group tasked with monitoring UGH resident progress.
Service: Select UGH residents will staff a continuity clinic at one of the UI Health Community Clinic Network (UCCN) clinics. UCCN is a network of 7 primary care clinic sites distributed throughout the city. The goal of the UCCN is to bring non-judgmental and culturally competent HIV care to patients in the communities where they live. UGH residents who work at the UCCN clinics will gain experience caring for diverse patient populations and will learn to address complex medical issues in unique socio-economic contexts.
For more information contact:
Stockton Mayer, DO
Urban Global Health Track Program Director
Department of Infectious Diseases
808 S. Wood St. Rm 888 MC 735
Chicago, IL 60612