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

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 [email protected] at any time to discuss the program.