education programs and training
The strength of Pitt’s residency programs lies in three factors. First, our programs are housed at an academic medical center. Residents are able to take full advantage of the combined resources of the University of Pittsburgh—a world-class research institution and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)—a leading national and international health care system. Second, the residency directors and faculty are actively engaged with health care delivery in low and middle income countries around the globe. Third, enrollment in the global health track of the residency programs is limited to a small number of exceptional physicians. Our residents benefit from this low student-faculty ratio by receiving individual attention and strong mentoring—in the classroom, in the clinic, and in the field. Explore our global health residency options and see what a difference Pitt’s programs can make in your career.
General Internal Medicine Residency, Global Health Track
The Global Health Track of the General Internal Medicine Residency is a unique program designed to train physician leaders in clinical medicine, teaching, health policy, and research in global health. At its foundation is a core internal medicine competency with a strong generalist perspective, cost-conscious practice, and back-to-basics diagnosis. Clinical training provides exposure to local and international sites, coupled with a curriculum and scholarly work designed to address health policy, public health issues, and social factors influencing health and disease in the global context.
Global Health Program in Reproductive Sciences
The goal of the Global Health Program in Reproductive Sciences is to collaboratively reduce maternity and infant morbidity and mortality rates through research and academic enrichment in developing countries. Although it is primarily designed for residents, medical students and faculty can also participate in this program.
Family Medicine Global Health Track
The Family Medicine Global Health Track (GHT) aims to provide an excellent, well rounded global health experience and curriculum that will allow residents to serve as leaders in high quality, cost effective local and international community based medical solutions. Specific goals are to provide mentorship and support for residents to attain career goals in helping the underserved domestic and international communities. Residents will be trained as future leaders in global and domestic health program administration and advocacy; effecting change in health, social policy, and funding procurement.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Global Health Focus
The primary objective of the Pediatric Global Health Focus is to assist pediatric residents in preparing for and arranging opportunities in global health and advocacy. We accomplish this through collaboration across the UPMC campus and shared learning experiences. Key components include global health lectures and discussions on clinical and research topics, an international elective rotation during the PL-2 and/or PL-3 years, faculty mentoring for preparation for an international elective, and an Annual Pediatric Global Health Symposium that highlights speakers on global health and residents’ experiences abroad.