Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Global Health Fellowship Curriculum


The Pediatric Emergency Medicine – Global Health (PEM – GH) program and its curriculum have been modified from the curricula and competencies utilized by successful adult emergency international health fellowships and have been tailored to learners in pediatric emergency medicine (PEM). Fellows are able to develop a flexible training curriculum tailored to individual learning objectives.

The timeline for the combined fellowship parallels the standard PEM fellowship clinical and didactic curricula. The notable difference involves allocation of blocks of time for global health training, including the development and implementation of research work. Total fellowship duration is typically four years for pediatric trained fellows, and three years for emergency medicine trained fellows. Funded support will be provided to meet the fellow’s needs and interests.

To learn more about the PEM – GH Fellowship Track's objectives, please download the program description in the information box to the right.


Core Components


Core components of structured training curricula include:

International Field Work Rotation
This two to three month international elective will occur at a site of the fellow’s choosing and is customizable to meet the fellow’s needs and interests. Key components of this rotation will be participation in delivery of care to patients, collaboration with local partners, and identifying health needs specific to the site. The rotation may serve as a foundation for the fellow’s research focus.

Foundations in Global Health Lecture Series
Fellows, faculty, and administrative personnel from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital are invited to participate in this 18-month cycling curriculum developed to cover the most important topics in pediatric and maternal global health over a two-year period. These topics will include each of the major causes of global child and maternal mortality, as well as emerging issues that are common to most pediatric, OB/GYN, and surgical disciplines. Each month, one topic is coordinated by an expert moderator from the field and will include a 30-minute discussion-based didactic session for contextual knowledge and 30 minutes for discussion of a current global health program in that field.


Additional Opportunities


Additional opportunities for formal training include:

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM+H)

Masters in Public Health (MPH) at The University of Texas School of Public Health

Masters in Education (MEd) at the University of Houston

Humanitarian Assistance