The Department of Emergency Medicine has a strong commitment to global health education. Recognizing that we live in a global community, we seek to provide our residents with a deeper understanding of culture, language, society, and health in diverse communities. We believe that global health experiences and education are an ideal way to increase this awareness. The goal of the global health program is to build relationships with partnering institutions to improve health and education in their communities.
The Department of Emergency Medicine offers residents several opportunities to participate in global health experiences through global health electives, local to global involvement, the 3+1 global health fellowship, or participating in research.
Current projects and opportunities include:
- Clinical work and teaching in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala
- Establishing clinical ultrasound in Lima, Peru
- Teaching pediatric ultrasound in Mbale, Uganda
Upcoming Global Health Events -----------------------------------------
❖ Midwestern Universities for Global Health Conference
Join colleagues from more than 20 academic institutions—from Ohio to Iowa, Minnesota to Missouri—to network and learn, September 13-14, 2019. We'll spend our time meeting, learning from each other, and discussing best practices for global health education, research, service and outreach.
Friday, September 13 includes an open-to-the-public free screening of Gregg Mitman's "In the Shadow of Ebola," with a panel discussion and reception to follow.
Saturday, September 14 is a working meeting for faculty, staff and students involved in academic global health.
❖ Gender and Wellbeing, from Local to Global, Presented by the Women in Global Health Midwest Chapter
Please join us for the 3rd meeting of the Women in Global Health Midwest Chapter for a space to connect, exchange experiences and learn with colleagues from the region, and to celebrate the achievements of Women leaders.
September 13, 2019 3:00-5:30pm at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery,
Orchard View Room
Register for this free event online: https://go.wisc.edu/u033c1