International Education

Baylor College of Medicine Residency Program in Global Child Health

The Baylor Residency Program in Global Child Health was established in 2009 to prepare trainees for leadership positions in global pediatric health care, pediatric education and training, clinical research and child advocacy. This four-year pediatric residency program requires twelve months spent working in a BCM-sponsored foreign site, as well as a capstone project in global health related area under mentorship of a faculty member. Prospective trainees will apply to the program through the National Residency Matching Program, in the same manner that individuals apply to the standard BCM/Texas Children's pediatric residency program.

Baylor College of Medicine Global Women’s Health Fellowship

The Baylor College of Medicine Global Women’s Health Fellowship was established to provide high quality patient care to women world-wide along with paradigm changing research programs and superior educational opportunities for health care providers in low resource settings. Our two-year fellowship focuses on conditions such as maternal mortality, obstetric fistula, preterm birth, neglected tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and others that impact the health and well-being of women worldwide. Fellows will spend about 80 percent of their time living and working in Malawi with supervision by Baylor College of Medicine faculty and other experts in global women’s health.

Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Global Health Fellowship

The Baylor Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Global Health (PEM-GH) Fellowship was established in 2005 in response to growing interest in global health and international emergency medicine among applicants applying to our pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellowship program. Our program is the first combined fellowship of its kind in the United States. Fellows will complete the standard PEM curriculum and supplementary training and experience in global health for a typical combined length of 3 ½ years. It is intended for those who are seeking an academic career in pediatric emergency medicine with a focus on global (domestic and international) health disparities. Individuals completing the fellowship will acquire skills in the development, integration, and evaluation of healthcare programs on a local, national, and global scale. We currently have 3 combined fellows in our program.

International Visiting Scholars Program

The International Visiting Scholars Program is designed for select physicians who practice medicine outside the U.S. and have a strong desire to learn about pediatric medicine with the aim of promoting the improvement of pediatric health care in their home countries. In addition, the program seeks to develop and strengthen clinical, educational and research relationships between Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine and international institutions, both public and private. The International Visiting Scholars Program consists of clinical observation and participation in daily conference and Grand Rounds. Please note: The program is not designed for physicians pursuing residency positions in the US.

International Speakers Bureau

The International Speakers Bureau at Texas Children's Hospital is a team of physicians, surgeons and healthcare professionals who have committed to exchange knowledge with international partners for the betterment of child and maternal health worldwide. Our internationally recognized faculty presents on a wide variety of topics in pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics, nutrition, infectious disease and more.


Scholarly Activity in Global Health

The Texas Children’s Global Health and BIPAI programs produce extensive clinical and programmatic peer-reviewed research and other publications and activities.


Resources

Tropical Medicine / Neglected Tropical Diseases

Tuberculosis

Core Curriculum

  • Mycobacterial Infections Overview
  • Introduction to Childhood Tuberculosis
  • Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis - What the Clinician Should Know: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Overview

Epidemiology

  • Overview
  • International: Global Tuberculosis Control, 2011

Clinical Manifestations

  • Intrathoracic Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System

Diagnosis

  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Pediatric Tuberculosis Diagnosis
  • Interferon Gamma Release Assays
  • Testing for TB Infection and Disease: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Diagnosis of TB Disease: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment

  • United States Recommendations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2003
  • Overview of Treatment: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention

  • Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
  • Pediatric Latent Tuberculosis Infection Therapy
  • Infection Control: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention