IU School of Medicine’s interdisciplinary Global Health Pathway engages highly motivated residents from diverse specialties to better understand the social, economic, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to health and disease throughout the world. The program seeks to equip residents to address health disparities and encourages long-term commitment to global health issues, both domestic and international. The curriculum is co-curricular alongside each participant’s residency educational mission and requirements.
Since its inception in 2011, the interdisciplinary pathway has included residents from multiple medical specialties, including pediatrics, internal medicine, med-peds, OBGYN, surgery, psychiatry, EM/Peds, peds/psych/child psych, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, family medicine, urology, and emergency medicine. Residents from other specialties are welcome to apply.
Global Health Scholars Day is convened each spring and provides an opportunity to showcase the scholarly projects completed by residents in the track. Participants who complete the pathway requirements receive a certification in global health from the IU Center for Global Health.