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Global Health Training

Global Health

Training residents in global health is an important part of our training program. The curriculum includes a didactic component, local global health training and an international component.  For those who wish to immerse themselves in the subject and consider global health to be a future career we offer a “Global Health Tract” 

North Shore-LIJ Global Health Training Program 

At Cohen Children’s Medical Center

To improve health and well-being for children and families living in medically underserved communities in low and middle-income countries through global partnerships and program development in the key areas of clinical service, education and research.

Each year, approximately 8 million children worldwide die before their 5th birthday, with most of these deaths occurring in low-income countries. Over half of these deaths occurring in low-income countries. Over half of these diagnosis and management of easily treatable conditions, including pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and neonatal illnesses.

Partner Sites for Overseas Clinical Rotations

  • La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Kisumu, Kenya
  • Jaipur, India 

NSLIJ Global Health Training Program Framework


1) Global Health Curriculum

  • Monthly resident noon conference in tropical medicine, immigrant/refugee health topics
  • Evening global health symposiums (4/year)
  • Issues in Global Health course at Hofstra MPH Program (Spring of PGY2 yr)


2) Faculty Mentorship

  • Ongoing mentorship with core global health track faculty
  • Pre and post-trip debriefing
  • Guidance and supervison of scholarly project
  • Advice on post-residency career options


3) Local Global Health Elective

  • Immigrant/Refugee Health educational modules
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics in predominately immigrant clinic
  • Pediatric outpatient clinic experiences in general infectious disease, tuberculosis, and travel medicine


4) Overseas Clinical Rotations

  • International partner sites (Dominican Republic, Kenya and India)
  • Global Health Track residents (PGY2 and PGY3 years – 8 weeks)
  • Non global health track residents (PGY3 year – 4 weeks)


5) Scholarly Global Health

  • Protected time starting in PGY2 year (1/2 day a week) to work on academic project at partner site
  • Formal presentation during 3rd year at academic day (poster/oral) 
  • Abstraft submission to national/international academic meeting



Contact Information:

Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health
Director, NSLIJ Global Health Training Program

For more information, please contact: 
Dr. Uwemedimo at Ouwemedimo@nshs.edu

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