Global Health Training Track

The DFM’s Dr Alison Eyre at a demonstration at Parliament to support refugee healthcare in Canada.

In response to resident demand, and to further define competency in the Special Populations portion of our curriculum, a Global Health Training Track for family medicine residents was developed.

Once you complete your training, you will obtain a Global Health Training Track certificate which you can add to your CV. Please note that this does not lead to any special clinical certification.

Steps to completing the Global Health Training Track:

  1. To register, send an email to Asiya Rolston at
  2. Identify a mentor with a special interest in Global Health. Meet with them regularly.
  3. Attend 100% of the academic day lectures on Global Health.
  4. Moderate at least one city-wide Global Health journal club.
  5. Complete your Family Medicine Resident Scholarly Project (FMRSP) project with a Global Health focus.
  6. Attend 50% of the city-wide Global Health journal clubs.
  7. During your PGY1 year, attend at least one elective in a resource-poor setting. This may include an inner-city health centre, reception house or Aboriginal health centre.
  8. Attend a pre-departure session offered by the University of Ottawa Global Health Office.
  9. During your PGY2 year, attend at least one elective in a resource-poor setting overseas. This should be one that is organized by the Department of Family Medicine or one that demonstrates some awareness of system-based thinking.
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