Global Health Pathway


Rick Hobbs, MD


To provide focused, individualized education in the area of global health, population health and/or advocacy within broader pediatrics clinical training.


Global Health Pathway Upcoming Events

Global Health Noon Conferences:

October 17: Pediatric Oncology in Africa, Kate Westmoreland

October 18: Global Health SUGAR Curriculum, Denise Jones and Danielle Volandt

October 21: Tropical ID, Elizabeth Fitzgerald

October 25: Resident Experiences in Malawi (Noon in Old Clinic Auditorium)

Jan 3 - Global Health Track update and interest meeting

Feb 7 - TBD

April 4 - TBD

May 2 - TBD


Training Sessions

March 23 (All day) - Helping Babies Breathe taught by Danielle Volandt, Denise Jones and Dr. Carl Bose

June 6 (All day) - Essential Care for Every Baby by Dr. Carl Bose

Global Health Journal Club (Every other month)

October 25th @ 7:30 PM at Hope Valley Brewing Company - Join us for our first ever journal club meeting!

Pathway Content

Required Rotation:

One block in an international site or a domestic underserved site.  Please click here for a list of on-going partnerships with international sites.

Two Required Inpatient/Intensive Care/Acute Illness Experiences:


  • Cone Clinic (see very diverse patient population, including many refugees)
  • Wake Clinic
  • Emergency Department (UNC)
  • NICU or PICU

Three Rotations of Resident Choice:

Suggested Subspecialty Units:

  • ID (strongly recommended)
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology

Suggested Additional Experiences:

Residents in the Global Health Pathway during Helping Babies Breathe training
  • Longitudinal experience (resulting in final accomplishment, i.e. recognized certificate)
  • Internal Medicine Travel Clinic
  • Cone or Wake ED
  • Elective rotations in urban or rural setting, volunteer clinics, or clinics focused on immigrant groups
  • Attending UNC Office of International Activities sponsored journal clubs
  • Electives can be designed if they meet the residency and GME residency elective guidelines and fit within the focus of the track     
  • Helping Babies Breathe training                                                   


A Guide to Planning Your Global Health Elective

APPD Global Health Pediatric Education Group