Our Med-Peds residents have access to a variety of offerings to support their learning and participation in global health including: 

Global Health Certificate Program

  • Offered to residents during the second and third year of residency, this two-year program seeks to improve understanding of the medical challenges faced in other countries.
  • Participants are prepared for careers and activities in the field of global health. 
  • The program includes an in-depth global health didactic series, mentorship from international scholars and faculty with global health experience, global health journal clubs, workshops, projects and a global health elective.

Contact:
Nicole F. O'Brien, MD
Program Director

For more information, email residentglobalhealth@nationwidechildrens.org

International Elective 

  • Residents can complete up to two month-long international health electives in the country of their choice 
  • Residents continue to receive full benefits and salary during international rotations
  • Travel grants are available through both institutions to offset costs
  • Recent resident rotations have been completed in Peru, India, Haiti, Egypt, Swaziland, Jamaica, and Roatán
  • Assisting organizations have included Baylor University and World Medical Mission 

International Health Special Interest Group (Pediatrics)

  • This special interest group provides a discussion forum for international health experiences, including the health problems and conditions of children worldwide. 
  • Potential hosts and sites for international elective rotations are discussed during these sessions and mentors provide practical advice on international travel

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Global Health Interest Group

  • Serves faculty, fellows, and residents across the medical center of all specialties
  • Works closely with the GME, OSU COM Office of Global Health, NCH Global Health Certificate Program, OSU Global One Health Initiative, and Consortium of Universities for Global Health
  • Meets quarterly with a guest speaker to discuss various global health topics and related journal articles
  • Hosts an annual Global Health Symposium highlighting the work and experiences of trainees and faculty
  • Houses a database of previous international rotation sites and facilitates resident elective opportunities

Stecker Scholarship Program

  • Established to improve children’s access to quality health care throughout the world, this program provides fully licensed physicians and nurses outside of the U.S. with postgraduate, individually tailored education at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
  • More than 100 scholars from 50 countries have participated in the program to learn the latest clinical and research advances in pediatric health care. These scholars are available to help residents arrange elective experiences in their countries.

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