The PCH Fellowship Global Health Track offers two tracks:
1. 1. An approximately one-month rotation done in the second half of the fellow year in Tanzania, and
2. 2. A 6-12 month fellowship after your first year at PCC.
The first track is an approximately one-month rotation done in the second half of the fellow year. It compliments the experience of the one-year fellowship as an international service and learning rotation. Participation in this track of the global health fellowship is optional and requires the ability to work and live in Tanzania for one month. (Click here to learn more about our partnering volunteer organization, MediTrip, who coordinates placement and logistics). Click here to learn more about the Obstetrics placement at Levolosi Hospital (summarized key learning points below).
The PCH fellows working in Tanzania are learning skills applicable to practicing in lower-resource community settings that prepare them for rural and global health. The global health track in Tanzania is currently a partnership between PCC PCH fellowship, Levolosi Hospital, and MediTrip which seeks to staff the hospital with a full-time physician trained in surgical obstetrics, directly addressing their current workforce shortage while continuously reassessing community/hospital needs. The fellows will be asked to critically think on this component while participating in this global health track, check-in with fellowship directors, and collaborate with each other towards this goal.
During their month in Tanzania, global health fellows will be supported with international health insurance and their usual fellowship salary.
Continuous fellowship activities
- Fellows work with attendings at PCC/WSMC to highlight existing experiences in preparation to work in low-resource community settings (such as NRP resuscitations, newborn IV placements, adult IV placements, ultrasound skills, etc).
- Development and actualization of a fellow project best practice guideline related to global health.
Abroad Learning activities, Teaching experiences
- Surgical obstetrics preparation and skills (including cesarean deliveries), supervised by local attending physicians.
- Utilization of NRP resuscitation skills.
- Team participation and the opportunity to learn/teach each other cross-cultural intrapartum, postpartum, postoperative, and newborn care.
- Multidisciplinary teaching to co-volunteers (each month there are different groups of volunteers from various organizations with different levels of training and from different medical disciplines [ie nursing students, medical students, nurses, etc] which you will have the opportunity to interact with and teach).
The second track is a two-year fellowship that combines the experience of the with a second year of international service and learning. Participation in the global health track requires Spanish language proficiency and the ability to travel to and live in Peru for 6-12 months. Language learning resources are available for fellows who need them.
During their time in Peru, global health fellows will be supported with a stipend and international health insurance In order to receive the stipend, fellows must commit to a 1 year contract with PCC after fellowship for each 6 months abroad
Continuous Fellowship Activities (year one):
- Participation in all surgical fellowship activities
- Additional training in procedures useful in low-resource communities, such as spinal anesthesia and appendectomies
- Development and actualization of a best practice guideline in global health
- Active participation in the global health lecture series and other didactic education in global health
Abroad Learning Activities, Teaching experiences (year two):
- Full-spectrum health care service to the people of the Napo River Valley who access care at or through the Santa Clotilde Mission in Santa Clotilde, Peru under the guidance of PCC faculty
- Completion of a global health project that positively impacts underserved people in Peru
Morgan Madison, MD
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