Global Health Track

The MedStar Georgetown Psychiatry Residency Training Program is part of the Georgetown University Global Health Track (GHT) that aims to educate residents in the complex components of global health and how they apply to all patient populations, globally and locally, with the ultimate goal of creating culturally competent and compassionate clinicians who are able to better advocate for their patients. The GHT involves a longitudinal curriculum with residents from internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics and psychiatry. Lectures focus on various global health issues, including syndemics, ethics, law, policy, and other topics. Residents will also complete (2) one-month away electives, either domestic or international, and a scholarly project.


Martekuor Dodoo, MD, PGY-4, shares her testimonial regarding the Global Health Track:
 

The Global Health Track is something I looked at even during my residency interviews and I was thrilled to see the MedStar Georgetown residency program had established sites in both child and adult psychiatry. Although, I was unable to travel during my first year in the track due the Covid-19 Pandemic, I was able to gain experience working on projects in both Mali and Palestine with help from department attendings. The integrated care aspect of the track provides an additional learning experience as you will be working with residents in several Georgetown residencies and fellowships. I hope to use the information I learn during my two years in the track in my future practice and I’m grateful for this experience as part of my training.

 


Laure Experton, MD, PGY-3, shares her testimonial regarding the Global Health Track:

The global health track is one of the many reasons I chose to pursue my residency at Georgetown University, as I believe it provides the necessary framework from which my career interests in global mental health and transcultural psychiatry can grow and expand, both locally and internationally.

My enthusiasm for building connections and working across national and cultural lines has been shaped by my multicultural upbringing as a French-American dual citizen, international education in Canada and Ireland, courses in medical anthropology and sociology, engagement in several global health student organizations, and exposure to many healthcare systems, including the American, Irish, French, Canadian, and Peruvian.

The global health track is one of the many reasons I chose to pursue my residency at Georgetown University, as I believe it provides the necessary framework from which my career interests in global mental health and transcultural psychiatry can grow and expand, both locally and internationally.




Anam Ahmed, MD, PGY-4 in Global Health Track

Please see the Georgetown University Global Health Track website for more information.