The Working Group on Graduate and Medical Education (GME) and Global Health falls under the Education Committee, and was developed from the interests of CUGH’s physician-members. GME connected projects are well represented in global health at academic medical centers, and may well be the only global health efforts at smaller university or community programs. As global health interest swelled among medical students since the early 2000’s, there has been a corresponding surge of interest in residents & fellows, with the task 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 across the world. We do this via periodic emails with news and information – which can be signed up for at this webpage or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – as well as through our project groups.
Current project groups include:
- Equitable Exchanges Group, focused on lowering the barriers for LMIC physicians to experience clinical education in the US; initial position paper published 2019 in Academic Medicine.
- LMIC GME Group, which will look to build more connections to LMIC GME organizations in the hope that LMIC partners can provide us guidance around ways to support their educational efforts.
- Cross-Specialty Group, working to review the various GH resources across GME specialties and building connections between the GH groups of the various specialty organizations.
- GME Curriculum Group, which aims to create a basic curriculum for GME programs covering fundamental topics in global health, drawing from the CUGH Competencies Subcommittee among other sources.
We have a project group working on improving the resources for this webpage; for the moment, here are several that GME/GH providers may find useful.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 that are helpful for programs at any stage of development.
- 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 eDx.org.