Global Health

As the borders of the world get blurred, UTH-Pediatric residency recognizes the increasing importance that our trainees get exposed to the health concerns, social determinates, and policy issues that impact children globally. By training in the 4th largest US city, we provide healthcare in a very ethnically-diverse environment. Still, there are parts of the world for which sound healthcare services is a luxury. The opportunity to work in these areas is truly a unique learning experience for our trainees. UTH Pediatric Residency and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provide the opportunity for several residents a year to engage in a four-week global health elective during their PGY-2 or PGY-3 academic year.

The goal of the rotation is to provide trainees with a structured and supervised clinical learning opportunity abroad. They will be exposed to research, academic, and career opportunities in global health.  They will provide clinical care and prevention services, engage in advocacy, and work to build the capacity of local institutions.

Residents intending to participate in this elective need to submit an application listing the projected site, goals, projected budget prior to being approved and will be expected to share their experiences with their peers upon their return.