Start Date

19-5-2012 11:15 AM

End Date

19-5-2012 11:30 AM

Description

Work in Progress (16 PowerPoint slides)

The Global Health Program at Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) is an innovative, multi-disciplinary educational program seeking to improve the public health knowledge base and skills of interested health professionals through didactic, simulation and clinical experiences. A recent AAMC survey revealed 30% ofU.S.medical students participated in an international elective in 2006 versus 15% in 1997. In a resident survey at CCHS in 2010, 70% of residents responded that it was important to have global health education. These figures indicate an increasing interest in global health during residency training. In order to draw interest from a variety of backgrounds, we developed a multi-disciplinary global health training program. The curriculum is designed to include CCHS staff and our colleagues at other Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) institutions, includingNemoursA.I.DuPontHospitalfor Children,ThomasJeffersonUniversityand the University of Delaware.

The core curriculum consists of a monthly lecture series, including local and guest speakers. The lectures are recorded and accessible to CCHS affiliates via intranet. In addition, we plan to incorporate a journal club, a skills workshop and develop a global health site to foster an international partnership and resident elective rotations.

Since the program began in August 2011, we have had five meetings. Attendance has steadily increased in number and diversity; attendees now include undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, attending physicians, nurses, administrators and medical librarians. We initiated a post-meeting survey at our December meeting which demonstrated a mean increase in the level of awareness of the topic by 27%. Global health awareness allowsU.S.based health professionals to be more culturally competent and effective in advocating for the needs of the underserved in their own communities. By inviting all disciplines at multiple institutions we hope to create a community that supports and sustains global health.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will:

1. Identify the importance of a global health curriculum for training residents that are culturally aware and equipped to work in underserved populations both locally and abroad.

2. Acquire the information to initiate a global health program in a teaching hospital.

3. Learn how to incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach to global health education.

 
May 19th, 11:15 AM May 19th, 11:30 AM

Development of a Global Health Curriculum at Christiana Care Health System: An Independent Academic Health Center and Member of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance

Work in Progress (16 PowerPoint slides)

The Global Health Program at Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) is an innovative, multi-disciplinary educational program seeking to improve the public health knowledge base and skills of interested health professionals through didactic, simulation and clinical experiences. A recent AAMC survey revealed 30% ofU.S.medical students participated in an international elective in 2006 versus 15% in 1997. In a resident survey at CCHS in 2010, 70% of residents responded that it was important to have global health education. These figures indicate an increasing interest in global health during residency training. In order to draw interest from a variety of backgrounds, we developed a multi-disciplinary global health training program. The curriculum is designed to include CCHS staff and our colleagues at other Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) institutions, includingNemoursA.I.DuPontHospitalfor Children,ThomasJeffersonUniversityand the University of Delaware.

The core curriculum consists of a monthly lecture series, including local and guest speakers. The lectures are recorded and accessible to CCHS affiliates via intranet. In addition, we plan to incorporate a journal club, a skills workshop and develop a global health site to foster an international partnership and resident elective rotations.

Since the program began in August 2011, we have had five meetings. Attendance has steadily increased in number and diversity; attendees now include undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, attending physicians, nurses, administrators and medical librarians. We initiated a post-meeting survey at our December meeting which demonstrated a mean increase in the level of awareness of the topic by 27%. Global health awareness allowsU.S.based health professionals to be more culturally competent and effective in advocating for the needs of the underserved in their own communities. By inviting all disciplines at multiple institutions we hope to create a community that supports and sustains global health.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will:

1. Identify the importance of a global health curriculum for training residents that are culturally aware and equipped to work in underserved populations both locally and abroad.

2. Acquire the information to initiate a global health program in a teaching hospital.

3. Learn how to incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach to global health education.