To improve health equity in sustainable ways, our global health resident physicians need to demonstrate competency in domains including capacity strengthening, collaboration, program management, strategic analysis, social justice, and ethics, among others. Through the UIC Center for Global Health, we offer a series of skills-based global health workshops and journal clubs that enhance the training of our global health residents to translate knowledge into action in order to promote health equity.
This workshop enables residents to build skills particularly in the domains of capacity strengthening and collaboration. Residents learn about best practices in academic-community partnerships, how to develop a community needs assessment and project plans, and how to create evaluation and sustainability plans for global health projects.
Global Health Policy and Advocacy
This workshop enhances resident skills in the domains of health equity, social justice and ethics. Residents learn to analyze global health policies and priorities, prepare policy briefs, write op-eds, and use social media for global health advocacy.
Global Health Ethics
This workshop builds residents’ knowledge of ethical frameworks and skills in applying ethical principles to global health case scenarios. This session enhances residents’ ability to demonstrate respect for other cultures, resolve ethical challenges when dealing with vulnerable populations, and apply international standards for protecting human subjects.
This workshop builds skills targeting the global health competency domains of program management and strategic analysis. Residents learn to design study proposals and evaluate outcomes of implementation science research.
We offer quarterly inter-disciplinary journal clubs to build residents’ knowledge of current global health literature and create an opportunity for scholarly exchange. Residents learn to critically evaluate the literature and learn ethical and evidence-based global health practices through interactive discussions.
At UIC Pediatrics, we recognize that many of our residents plan on using their clinical skills to care for children throughout the developing world. Each year, we provide 2 of our residents with a $5000 stipend to complete a one-month international medicine elective. Applicants are chosen by the Global Health Experience committee based on prior experience and long-term career goals.It is our hope that resident participants will complete the rotation with a greater understanding of the unique needs faced by underserved patients on a global scale.