Graduate Medical Education and Global Health Working Group

The Working Group on GME and Global Health falls under the Education Committee, and developed out of the interests of a group physicians working within CUGH. Historically, GME-connected projects are well represented in global health at academic medical centers, and GME connected programs may well be the only global health efforts at smaller university or community programs. As global health interest swelled among medical students over the last decade, there has been a corresponding surge of interested in residents & fellows, with the burden of developing useful, safe, and equitable programs falling to GME faculty with a range of GH experience.

This group aims to support global health education in GME programs (which is of most interest in high income countries), and also provide a forum aimed at improving GME across the world. We do this via a monthly email with news and information - which can be signed up for at this webpage or by emailing - as well as multiple project groups working on focused areas such as developing a core GME GH curriculum, decreasing the regulatory burden for observerships to make them more useful, looking for ways to promote the work of LMIC GME programs, and providing faculty development support for the GME/GH field.

We aim to have a range of resources on this webpage over the 2018 year; for the moment, here are several that GME/GH providers may find useful.

1. The 2008 book by Chase and Evert "Global Health in Graduate Medical Education, 2nd edition" is comprehensive and high value for those developing or running programs, and can be found here for free.
2. For new or early programs, the CUGH Global Health Program Advisory Service provides a structured mentorship experience with someone who has worked on a similar topic for a full year, helping to overcome the barriers that many face of minimal mentors being available at our home institutions.
3. For those building or maintaining curriculum, the websites for the CUGH Competencies Toolkit and the Global Health Learning Community of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors both have well developed resources
4. There is a free pre-departure online course that helps trainees prepare for overseas work that many CUGH members worked on; it is available for free on

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