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Global Health Training

North Shore-LIJ Global Health Training Program At Cohen Children’s Medical Center

To improve health and well-being for children and families living in medically underserved communities in low and middle-income countries through global partnerships and program development in the key areas of clinical service, education and research.

Each year, approximately 8 million children worldwide die before their 5th birthday, with most of these deaths occurring in low-income countries. Over half of these deaths occurring in low-income countries. Over half of these diagnosis and management of easily treatable conditions, including pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and neonatal illnesses.

The North Shore - LIJ (NSLIJ) Global Health Training Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center provides all trainees with specialized global child health training using a competency-based gloabl health curriculum, evening symposiums and clinical rotations for practice-based learning in low-income countries. Residencts have the opportunity to rotate at one of our 3 partner sites with complete funding from the department of Pediatrics. The program also provides a unique clinical elective in "local global health" with immigrant populations in one of the most ethically diverse area in the world - Queens, New York.

In addition to the above opportunities, pediatric residents accepted into the NSLIJ General Pediatrics Residency Program who are interested in pursuing a career focused on medically underserved populations in low-middle income countries, can apply to the NSLIJ Pediatric Residency Global Health Track. Through this track, residents will be given additional time for overseas clinical rotations, a global health faculty advisor and ongoing mentorship to complete an academic project at one of our international partner sites. At completion of the track, each resident will earn a Certificate in Global Child Health

Partner Sites for Overseas Clinical Rotations

  • La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Kisumu, Kenya
  • Jaipur, India


Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health
Director, North Shore - LIJ Global Health Training
Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center

For more information, please contact: 
Dr. Uwemedimo at Ouwemedimo@nshs.edu


NSLIJ Global Health Training Program Framework


1) Global Health Curriculum

  • Monthly resident noon conference in tropical medicine, immigrant/refugee health topics
  • Evening global health symposiums (4/year)
  • Issues in Global Health course at Hofstra MPH Program (Spring of PGY2 yr)


2) Faculty Mentorship

  • Ongoing mentorship with core global health track faculty
  • Pre and post-trip debriefing
  • Guidance and supervison of scholarly project
  • Advice on post-residency career options


3) Local Global Health Elective

  • Immigrant/Refugee Health educational modules
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics in predominately immigrant clinic
  • Pediatric outpatient clinic experiences in general infectious disease, tuberculosis, and travel medicine


4) Overseas Clinical Rotations

  • International partner sites (Dominican Republic, Kenya and India)
    • Global Health Track residents (PGY2 and PGY3 years – 8 weeks)
    • Non global health track residents (PGY3 year – 4 weeks)


5) Scholarly Global Health

  • Protected time starting in PGY2 year (1/2 day a week) to work on academic project at partner site
  • Formal presentation (poster/oral) during PGY3 year at Cohen Children's Medical Center annual "Academic Day"
  • Abstraft submission to ≥1 national/international academic meeting



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