GLOBAL HEALTH TRACK

UK Department of Pediatrics offers pediatric residents the opportunity to participate in a Global Health Tract as part of their residency. The Global Health Track is a unique program designed to train physician leaders in clinical medicine, teaching, health policy, service, and research in global health. At its core, successful training in global health requires an understanding of underserved populations, health care disparities and advocating for these patients and helping them access community resources. For these reasons, clinical training will provide exposure not only to international sites, but will give residents additional opportunities to participate in local sites providing care to underserved populations in Lexington and the surrounding areas. The overall curriculum and conferences are designed to address health policy, public health issues, and social factors influencing health and disease in the global context. The program is directed by Dr. Tom Young, who has led Medical Brigades to Ecuador and India for the past ten years, and who successfully established a permanent medical facility just outside Santo Domingo, Ecuador in 2007.