Global Health Training Track

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

The Global Health Training Track is an opportunity for residents to gain additional expertise in Global Health longitudinally during the PGY1 and 2 years. Participants will:

  • Learn about the global burden of disease and the need to promote equity in health care,
  • Experience cross-cultural issues such as language, communication, traditional healing, religious beliefs and family structure—all of which impact the physician-patient relationship,
  • Obtain unique clinical experience in treating diseases that they may encounter in newcomers, street-involved and other vulnerable patients, and,
  • Get the skills they need to work in Canada’s underserved areas and in low income countries.

The Global Health Training Track consists of:

  • Choosing Global Health topics for your research project (FMRSP, QI) and presentations (Academic Day -Resident rounds, presentations on Geri/CTU/Peds)
  • Electives (locally and further afield), Rural rotations, Enrichment/ Longitudinal clinics
  • Attending Global Health Journal Club, Global Health Lectures
  • Self-Directed Global Health Education
  • Networking

Full details of the Training Track Requirements are available online.

Each year in July there is a meeting for incoming PGY1 residents to learn about the Global Health Program and sign up for the Training Track.  Interested residents are welcome to contact the Global Health Director at any time to discuss the program.

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