Global Health Education—Global Health Programs: Sigrid Hahn


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An Integrated Global Health Training Program at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai in Public Health Program, and Mt. Sinai Center

Sigrid Hahn, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

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  • Global Health Education—Global Health Programs: Sigrid Hahn

    1. 1. The Mount Sinai Global Health Center Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Medical Center Natasha Anu Anandaraja, MD Director
    2. 2. The Mount Sinai Medical Center Central Mission : “…high-quality patient care and teaching conducted in an atmosphere of social concern and scholarly inquiry into the nature, causation, prevention and therapy of human disease…”
    3. 3. At the Corner of Two Distinct Neighborhoods…
    4. 4. History of Global Health at Mt Sinai 2003 2005 2009 Med Student Spring Break Missions Medical Student Electives Residency Electives OBGyn/Surgical Mission MSSM Global Health Center MPH Institute for Global Health and Emerging Pathogens
    5. 5. Mount Sinai Global Health Center Mission: To improve the health of the underserved by training future leaders in global health
    6. 6. The Role of the Global Health Center <ul><li>Working Across the Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Site Development / Developing Research Collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development </li></ul>Medical School Hospital Residency Programs MPH Program
    7. 7. Medical Student Program MS4 MS3 MS2 MS1 Summer Research Experiences Summer Prep Workshops Two-Week Intensive Global Health Selective Global Health “Course Without Walls” 3 month Global Health “Inspire” Four-Week Clinical & Research Electives
    8. 8. Residency Program <ul><li>Interdisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Final 2 years of Training </li></ul><ul><li>Didactic Component </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intro to Global Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Design Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Tropical Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Only Program of its Kind </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Training in Medicine and Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Public Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Health Track </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Experience </li></ul></ul>Global Health Track Med-Peds Residency
    9. 9. MPH Program <ul><ul><ul><li>42 credits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes a thesis requirement + Core MPH Classes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Topics include the following </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health and Human Rights </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refugee Health </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Environmental Health </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maternal & Child Health </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tropical Medicine and Zoonoses </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Underserved populations in the U.S. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most Students perform thesis research with GH partner site </li></ul></ul></ul>Global Health Track
    10. 10. Partner Organizations <ul><li>Ahakishaka community Tanzania </li></ul><ul><li>Dept Mental Health, Belize </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Rural Health Program, India </li></ul><ul><li>JFK Hospital, Liberia </li></ul><ul><li>MENTOR malaria initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Carr Foundation, Mozambique </li></ul><ul><li>Panthera, Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit Lake Nation, North Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>Departamento de Parasitologia, Cidade Universitaria of Brazil </li></ul>
    11. 11. Over-arching activities <ul><li>Health & Human Rights Program: Survivors of Torture Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Conference </li></ul><ul><li>New York Global Health Educators Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Career Speaker Series </li></ul>
    12. 12. Career preparation <ul><ul><ul><li>Career preparation: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>exposure to role models and career options </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>establishing contacts with potential employers via field placement with NGOs and networking opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>building up resumes with MPH, field experience and research/publications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results to date: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Students committing to year of GH-focused scholarly leave </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Residents entering GH-related fellowships, engaging in ongoing service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Future endeavors: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GH Fellowship </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GH faculty positions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GH research pilot grants </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Putting the Academics into Global Health <ul><li>Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting at National Conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACEP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APHA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GHEC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AAMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APDIM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASTMH </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    14. 14. Measuring our Impact <ul><ul><ul><li>Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trainees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graduates and Alum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on communities </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Inclusivity – engaging all stakeholders across institution – integration of programs – having multidisciplinary faculty, dual appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation from outset, including data on admissions drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Support of “higher powers” essential </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of good development support </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Pick global partners carefully </li></ul>
    16. 16. Ongoing Challenges <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>institutional and private </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>isolation of being “non-university” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Career counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
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    18. 18. For more GHC information: [email_address]