Curriculum and policy recommendations for OHSU Global Health Education
A comprehensive, scientific educational model at OHSU to prepare 21st century professionals must include training across disciplines. While health professions education is governed by requisite training within the realms of specific vocational choices, a campus-wide curriculum that delves into the broad influences of society, appropriate technologies, politics, psychology, public health, research, communication, ethics, environmental factors, economics, and public policy, amongst others, is essential. This "White Paper" offers a guide to integrate multiple competencies into OHSU programs, so that graduates are prepared to navigate successfully our complex, global landscape throughout their careers. Curriculum recommendations
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Global Health Education(See links to all GHC electives in the left hand column)
- Establishing centralized repositories of information on global health education, including: courses at OHSU, PSU, OSU and other area universities and online curricula; faculty and community members with global health expertise who are willing to mentor students; global health curriculum development projects; immigrant and refugee programs in the Portland area willing to host students; past programs attended by students in other countries.
- Designate local global health preceptorships, internships and research experiences, with approval and assistance from each professional school’s academic dean.
- Develop interdisciplinary coursework related to global health, with the goal of progressive implementation of a full global health curriculum within five years.
- Pursue funding for global health education.
- Facilitate networking and mentoring for students, residents and postgraduates with faculty and community members with experience and expertise in global health.
- Host OHSU-wide educational fora related to global health, including symposia, seminars and lectureships
GHC poster at GHEC's 2011 Annual Meeting
Click to view the OHSU GHC's poster (when the poster is open - to zoom in use Ctrl ++ until viewable) presented at the 2011 Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) annual meeting in Montreal, Canada.
Recipient of a 2008 NIH Fogarty Framework grant, The Global Health Center at Oregon Health and Science University has embarked on a path to stimulate and support research, education, service, and advocacy for global health campus-wide. The Center has created an innovative, synergistic, previously untried, inter-professional educational model for students (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and public health) to attend classes together.
Newly developed – and well-received – courses allow students to interact with refugee and immigrant communities and the homeless, while learning to address complex global changing 'environments.' A bi-weekly seminar, open to all students and the public, 'Conversations in Global Health,' highlights global health professional endeavors and challenges. Community health professionals with an interest in working abroad or in local, free clinics enroll in a concentrated global health curriculum to refresh primary care and public health skills.
A competitive scholarship program supports students, who have completed Center-sponsored courses, to travel abroad to learn about the realities of life and health in low-income countries, while focusing on modest research questions.
Complementing The Center's academic activities has been the creation of GlobalOregonTM, an endeavor to link academia, non-governmental organizations, government, and business to find solutions to vexing health and development challenges abroad.
Mentors and Preceptors
The Global Health Center at OHSU seeks to connect trainees with mentors for both research and education projects related to global health.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or have a global health project with an opportunity for a student (either short or long term), please contact the Global Health Center (email@example.com) so that we will try to match a student with similar interests.