PGME Global Health Education program for Residents and Fellows

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All PGME Residents and Fellows from across all programs and specialties
are invited to apply for the Global Health Education Initiative (GHEI), led by Postgraduate Medical Education.

About the GHEI. Global health is a conceptual framework to understand how expressions of health and illness are impacted by underlying determinants to affect world populations. In Toronto, the most
multicultural city in the world, global health is local health and local health is global health. Global Health knowledge and skills are useful in everyday practice in Canada and are critical to solving the most challenging health problems affecting individuals and communities around the globe.

Global Health at Postgraduate Medical Education is led by Dr. Barry Pakes, PGME Global Health Lead and Director, Global Health Education Initiative; Director, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program and Ms. Judy Kopelow, Manager, PGME Global Health Programming and Strategic Initiatives;Administrative Director PGME Global Health Education Initiative.
The Global Health Education Initiative, led by Post Graduate Medical Education, is an exciting initiative which fills a long-recognized gap in the training of health professionals who are interested in making an impact in the global health scene.

The following themes are incorporated in the content and delivery of each module: global health leadership, values in global health, identifying and mitigating health inequalities and inequities, inter-professional collaboration, vulnerable and marginalized populations, cross-cultural communication, capacity building and education, social responsibility and accountability in education plus research and practise.
The program adds to informal mentoring by providing a structured, evidence-based, and carefully designed curriculum in a small group format – an approach to global health education unique to this program and to the university. The University of Toronto is home to one of the largest concentrations of Global Health leaders in the world. As GHEI participants, you will have access to these individuals who have committed to sharing their expertise and passion for global health with you.

By taking part in this program you will be part of a growing community of professionals dedicated to using more innovative and effective methods to address the needs of marginalized populations at home, and underserved populations abroad. You will also be contributing to the fulfillment of the Faculty of Medicine’s mandate towards social accountability within and outside the borders of the University, the City of Toronto and globally.

Balancing the demands of residency with the GHEI program may not be easy, but your future patients and their communities will thank you.

We look forward to learning with you!


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