The overall goal of the University of Utah Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) fellowship program Global Health (GH) track is to produce academically oriented PEM physicians who have a focus on global health disparities with superb clinical skills, the ability to expand the field’s knowledge base, and will be the future leaders in PEM-GH. The educational goals and objectives of the training program are structured to achieve this overall program goal. These educational goals and objectives are categorized into six main areas: clinical, research, teaching, administration, quality improvement and career development, and are adapted from those described from successful general international emergency medicine fellowships. By fulfilling these educational goals and objectives, the fellow acquires the experience and skills to fulfill their maximal potential as a clinician, researcher, teacher and administrator.
Goals and Objectives
The PEM-GH fellowship track is part of the University of Utah Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The goals and objectives for the PEM-GH fellowship track below incorporate the core competencies required of PEM fellowship training programs by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
- Provide patient care in resource-limited settings both abroad and locally.
- Supervise and teach residents on clinical rotations in resource-limited settings.
- Research and Quality Improvement
- Participate in international field projects in either research or quality improvement areas.
- Identify and learn how to apply for grant proposals specific to global health initiatives.
- Conduct research and/or scholarly activity in pediatric emergency medicine in resource-limited settings.
- Fellows may join ongoing faculty research projects or develop and implement individual projects in their areas of interest mentored by both US-based and international on-site healthcare providers.
- As University of Utah trainees, fellows have access to faculty mentors and advisors, research support infrastructures, and training resources throughout the institution.
- Develop fundamental knowledge in global public health, medical education, and/or tropical medicine.
- Have the opportunity to teach medical students and residents in global health course work.
- Obtain a working knowledge of university, governmental, and non-governmental global health organizations through field experience working abroad and partnering with local stakeholders.
- Gain knowledge regarding development, funding, and sustainability of international programs.
- Career Development
- Have exposure to a range of international experiences during fellowship to develop their global health career.
- Training is tailored to the individual fellow’s career interests and may include travel medicine, disaster response, refugee medicine, public health, medical education, PEM program development, quality improvement, and emergency provider development training.
- Begin networking necessary for a successful career in global health.