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Welcome to the University of Cincinnati

The Department of Emergency Medicine and its Division of Global Health established a two-year Global Health Fellowship in 2017 and is welcoming its first fellow in the fall of 2017. The Global Health Fellowship provides fellows with clinical and educational opportunities in both Global Health and International Emergency Medicine. Fellows must also fulfill clinical Emergency Medicine responsibilities through UC Health.

Mission statement: To improve the health and health equity for all people through education, medical outreach, and community collaboration.
 

EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM

The Global Health Fellowship’s educational curriculum has three components that provides fellows with an educational foundation in the facets of Global Health.

Master of Public Health, Global Health Concentration: Two-year program through the University of Cincinnati.

Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.) Course: Two week on-site course, given by the International Red Cross, that is focused on the principals and practice of interventions for populations affected by disasters or complex crises. Certificate in Tropical Medicine (CTropMed)

Independent, online education through the University of Minnesota.


GLOBAL HEALTH AND INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE OPPORTUNITIES:

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The core of Global Health education lies in off-site service and clinical experiences. Fellows will spend between four and six months on various Global Health and International Emergency Medicine clinical experiences. How and where fellows spend their overseas clinical experience is tailored to meet each fellow’s individual goals.

Tanzania: The Tanzania field experience is set in the rural Shirati Region, Rorya District, Tanzania. Village Life works in the three villages of Roche, Nyambogo, and Burere, where we have been partnering with each community since 2004. Fellows will have a variety of experiences, including outpatient clinic work, mobile field clinic work, public health projects, and work with water and education projects.

Guatemala: The Guatemala field experience is set in the Western highlands of Guatemala, in association with the Maya Health Alliance, a non-governmental organization committed to facilitating excellence and linguistic competence in medical care delivery in indigenous Guatemala. During the field experience, fellows work with faculty and Maya Health Alliance staff in providing primary health care and training sessions for community health workers.

Uganda: The Uganda field experience is set in Karoli Lwanga Hospital located within the Rukungiri District in the southwest of Uganda, in association with Global Emergency Care. During the field experience, fellows work in a dedicated Emergency Department and gain experience for resource-limited International Emergency Medicine. Fellows also have the opportunity to educate advance practice providers during their training to become independent care providers. applications of Tropical Medicine


CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Global Health fellows are required to work clinically through UC Health when not participating in off-site clinical experiences. Fellows are responsible for 700 clinical hours per year. Clinical hours are split between UC Health’s community sites and academic base.


ADDITIONAL AREAS OF GLOBAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP

Global Health Grand Rounds Curriculum:
The Global Health Grand Rounds Curriculum is a recurring lecture series in Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds that occurs quarterly for one hour. The curriculum covers a variety of topics relevant to Emergency Medicine including didactics, guest lectures, and small groups sessions.

Global Health FOAMed:
Through TamingtheSRU (tamingtheSRU.com), a departmental website focusing on FOAMed, fellows have the opportunity to expand their Global Health educational content through blog posts, podcasts, and procedural videos.

Quarterly Journal Club and Global Health Interest Group:
Multidisciplinary meetings involving the Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and General Surgery that are attended by all levels of learner – including medical students, residents, and faculty – with discussion typically involving up to 20 participants. Meetings are held in a venue to allow small-group discussion and learning.


SAMPLE FELLOWSHIP TIMELINE

 
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CONTACTS

Stewart W. Wright, MD, ME
Co-Director, Global Health Division
(P): 513-558-5291
(E): Stewart.Wright@uc.edu

 

Whitney K. Bryant, MD, MPH, MEd
Co-Director, Global Health Division
(P): 513-558-8041
(E): Whitney.Bryant@uc.edu

Lori Stolz, MD, RDMS
Director, Ultrasound Divison
(P): ***
(E): Lori.Stolz@uc.edu

 

Arthur M. Pancioli, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Emergency
Medicine
(P): 513-558-8103
(E): Arthur.Pancioli@uc.edu

Erin E. McDonough, MD
Residency Program Director
(P): 513-558-8124
(E): Erin.McDonough@uc.edu

 

Jordan Bonomo, MD, FCCM, FNCS
Director, EM Critical Care Division
(P): 513-558-0652
(E): Jordan.Bonomo@uc.edu


 
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