About the Program

The mission of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Global Health Fellowship is to ethically and sustainability improve the health of children and communities globally by striving to decrease disparities in health through education, advocacy, service, and research.

Candidates interested in this fellowship should contact program director Dr. Marideth Rus, or at (832) 824-3779.

Program Overview

The Baylor Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Global Health 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 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.1,3 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 seven combined fellows in our program.

To learn more about how the PEM-GH Fellowship was developed, download the PDF of our PEM-GH Combined Fellowship Manuscript.

Program Support

Formal fellowship training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Health at Baylor College of Medicine is supported by the following:

  • Faculty and fellows with interest, experience, and active projects in global health in the PEM section, the Department of Pediatrics at BCM, and other departments at Baylor College of Medicine
  • A mechanism for funding global health activities without needing to apply for external funding
  • A structured combined curriculum that fellows can tailor to their individual learning needs and interests