Family Medicine Residency Program

Global Health Education


UPMC St. Margaret prepares Family Medicine physicians to advance global health through teaching, scholarship and expanded clinical skills in travel and tropical medicine.

Global Health Area of Concentration

This mentored longitudinal curriculum includes a minimum of six weeks of international elective time with annual financial support for travel expenses. Participates will:

  • Complete a community medicine project
  • Attend at least one global health conference
  • Make scholarly presentations
  • Critically appraise global health literature and complete 25 hours of structured didactic learning including regular attendance at our monthly, integrated dinner seminar

Declaration may be accepted until January 1st of PGY2.

Global Health Initiative

The initiative recognizes sustained commitment to global health learning through participation in at least one structured international elective opportunity and regular attendance at our monthly, integrated dinner seminar, or, by completion of the INMED (Institute for International Medicine) DIM&PH (Diploma in international Medicine and Public Health) during residency training.

INMED International Medicine & Public Health Diploma

All residents have the opportunity to complete the INMED International Medicine & Public Health Hybrid and Helping Babies Breathe courses taught annually at UPMC St. Margaret. Completion of the hybrid course meets 50% of the didactic learning requirements of the AOC the INMED Hybrid may be combined with an international elective to qualify for a full academic diploma.

University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship, Global Health Focus

UPMC Family Medicine Faculty Development for Global Health Fellowship seeks to prepare physicians for global leadership in Family Medicine Education by building on established training in Family Medicine scholarship and education through international medicine, public health, cultural competence and health care leadership training in international contexts. Graduates will be prepared to contribute to Family Medicine residency training and medical school departments in the US and globally.

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