BCRP Global Child Health Initiative
The goals of the BCRP Global Child Health Initiative are to increase knowledge and awareness of global health issues; to provide specialized knowledge, skills and mentorship to residents with career interests in global child health; and to provide high-quality opportunities for meaningful international clinical experiences. The initiative offers exposure to international and refugee patients, as well as to faculty working on cutting-edge, grass-roots policy and health service delivery in the developing world. It has three major components:
- Global health teaching curriculum for all BCRP residents.
- Global health electives at supervised and affiliated international sites.
- A four-year integrated residency fellowship in Global Child Health through Boston University or a postgraduate Global Pediatric Fellowship in Health Services Delivery through Boston Children's Hospital and Partners in Health.
More detailed information can be found here and here.
Global Health Teaching Curriculum
The BCRP global health teaching curriculum provides didactic and case-based instruction on the fundamentals of pediatric international health, integrated throughout existing noon conferences and resident lectures. During the PL-1 year, additional educational sessions occur during the advocacy section of the 12-week Keystone block. Residents in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track are also exposed to topics in global health through monthly Research, Advocacy and Policy sessions. The curriculum covers topics of current relevance as well core topics such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, malnutrition, vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies, parasitic infections, child and infant mortality in the developing world, and management of health care systems in resource-poor settings.
Global Health Seminar Series
Every month the Global Pediatrics Program hosts a seminar pertaining to child health in low-resource settings. The seminar schedule can be found here.
Fellows Journal Club and Conference
The Global Pediatrics Fellowship in Health Service Delivery at Children's Hospital hosts a monthly journal club and a monthly conference. These sessions are open to interested residents. Residents who want to be added to the distribution list and receive the journal article in advance should contact Ton Tran.
Contact Dr. Christiana Russ with any questions.
BMC International Health Clinics
Boston Medical Center has an International Refugee Clinic, Travel Clinic and Tuberculosis Clinic. Residents have the opportunity to rotate through these clinics during their elective time.
Pictures of Housestaff on International Rotations and Electives.