Department of Pediatrics

Global Health Training in Houston


The following are educational opportunities for the residents in the Global Child Health Training Program:


Noon Conference


A monthly lecture with a global health focus will be part of the resident's Texas Children's Hospital noon conference schedule. These lectures will focus on topics important to providing care for children living in resource limited areas.

Topics include:

  • HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria, etc.
  • Ethics and Human Rights
  • Globalizations of Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Global Health Systems
  • Financing Global Health Initiatives
  • Global Health Research
  • Option to attend Foundation in Global Health, a noon conference series directed for fellows

Tropical Medicine Training


Prior to leaving for their international assignment, trainees are required to complete an approved diploma course in tropical medicine offered by the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative. HIV/AIDS and tropical diseases are the most common afflictions in lower resource settings. After course completion, you will be eligible to sit for the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health.

Learn About Certificate Program



The Section of Retrovirology offers a one month block elective that offers learning and training in the following areas:

  • International adoption
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnosis and management of HIV in children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S.
  • Travel medicine

Away Electives


Residents also have the opportunity to work at the Indian Health Services in Shiprock, New Mexico.


Journal Club


The global health journal club/leadership forum discussions occur on a quarterly basis. They are open to anyone at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. A didactic discussion is given regarding recent advancements in global health. Topics have ranged from scholarly projects that residents completed while abroad to pertinent journal articles recently published.