Global Health Training

Six pediatric residents in a line with their arms around each others' shoulders.

Working alongside the other OHSU Global programs, we collaborate to promote global health awareness, research, education, and advocacy. We have developed a longitudinal global health curriculum that draws upon the expertise of faculty at OHSU and other national and international leaders in the field. The mission of the OHSU Pediatric Global Health Program is to supplement and enrich the pediatric clinical, community pediatrics, and advocacy curriculum with opportunities in global health. The OHSU Pediatric Global Health Program endorses a broad definition of global health rooted in interdisciplinary collaboration to promote better health for all (Koplan, et al. June 2009).

Our residents have the opportunity to: 

  • participate in local interdisciplinary global health lectures  

  • learn from self-paced online modules, selected readings, and webinars 

  • rotate through local, regional, and global sites tailored to their career interests 

The Pediatric Global Health Program is an optional supplement to OHSU's pediatric residency curriculum for residents with an interest in global health. For all global experiences, residents have pre-travel orientation and post-travel debriefing.

OHSU Global SE Asia

Five pediatric residents standing in a line holding up tickets at a museum.

OHSU has a partnership with Bangkok Hospital and Siriraj Medical School where we collaborate on education, research, and clinical initiatives. We host visiting students, residents, fellows, and faculty, and there are opportunities for resident rotations in Thailand.

An image of a river at sunset in Laos.

In addition, together with the Lao University Health Sciences and the US Department of Defense, OHSU helped develop the Lao American Nutrition Institute (LANI) for leading clinicians, nutritionists, and researchers to train local nutrition experts to study and initiate new approaches to improve the state of nutrition in Laos. As part of this larger collaboration, we established the opportunity for resident rotations at the Lao Friends Hospital for Children that focuses on education and capacity building.

Learn more about the OHSU Global Southeast Asia Exchange

Local and regional global health electives

Residents can stay near Portland and rotate through local urban Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and other community clinics that are part of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic networks. Residents can also arrange for rotations at an Indian Health Service site.