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
- Training clinicians in point of care ultrasound Mbale, Uganda
Upcoming Global Health Events -----------------------------------------
❖ Global Health Symposium - April 7, 2020
“Connecting Scientific Knowledge and Indigenous Wisdom” will explore the intersection of traditional practices that advance well-being and academic research, education and outreach projects that also promote health. It will bring together representatives from Wisconsin’s First Nations, world indigenous communities and the university to showcase the complexities of health challenges and the many kinds of expertise needed to address them.
The 2020 Global Health Symposium program begins at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, in the Health Sciences Learning Center atrium and adjoining rooms. The evening is free and open to the public.
Abstracts are due February 18, 2020.