Reprinted from UNC School of Medicine July 9, 2020 Vital Signs

UNC’s Department of Radiology offers educational track for residents with interest in global health. Katrina McGinty, MD, clinical assistant professor in the UNC Department of Radiology, initiated the creation and development of a Global Health Leadership Pathway for diagnostic and interventional radiology residents.

Katrina McGinty, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Radiology, initiated the creation and development of a Global Health Leadership Pathway (GHLP) for diagnostic and interventional radiology residents, which was accepted by the department for implementation starting in the 2020-2021 academic year.

The GHLP is a track that residents apply to join with related radiology clinical education, global health specific curriculum, integration of the RAD-AID Certificate of Proficiency in Global Health Radiology, individual mentorship, and participation with an international elective. Structured education on global radiology, epidemiology, access implications, and related methodologies provide the opportunity for radiology residents to learn best practices for sustainability in global health.

Melissa Culp, M.Ed., RT(R)(MR), Director of UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter, says of McGinty’s leadership, “Increasingly, medical students applying to our residency programs convey interest in the integration of global health into their careers as radiologists. To that end, the Global Health Leadership Pathway spans all years of radiology training to provide curriculum support with the aim of ensuring that our residents have the knowledge and skills necessary to become future leaders in global health. I am grateful for Katrina McGinty’s vision in creating this educational opportunity.”