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Residents and Faculty in Uganda

 Residents and Faculty in Uganda as part of Global Health Program / PUMP Pathway 

 

Didactics

Noon conferences – Every week, faculty lead interactive conferences that follow an outlined board-preparation curriculum. The interactive format encourages resident engagement and enhances retention of the material covered. 

Inpatient Report – This weekly "solve the diagnosis" conference is a case-based presentation given by a PGY-2 resident and moderated by faculty, with the goal of enhancing critical thinking as well as differential diagnoses amongst residents and medical students.

Grand Rounds – A variety of local and national speakers present a full scope of timely, evidence-based pediatric healthcare topics to pediatric residents, students, staff, and community providers.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference – Noon conference for residents and faculty to discuss difficult cases in order to review systems-based improvements to enhance patient care.

P.U.M.P. Program – The P.U.M.P. (Pediatrics in Underserved and Marginalized Populations) is an optional program that is offered to residents who wish to further their understanding of the care of the underserved and culturally-marginalized populations abroad and in our own community. Global health topics are presented to all residents during noon conferences, and those residents seeking more opportunities to learn can join our inter-disciplinary curriculum to better tailor their educational experiences. 

Resident Research Curriculum – This curriculum includes a series of noon conferences which teach Evidence-Based Medicine topics, Quality Improvement (QI) methodologies, critical appraisal of articles, and research study design. Residents complete a QI project during their intern year. Additionally, residents are required to complete a longitudinal research project (hypothesis based research, QI, or advocacy) and to present at a local, regional, or national meeting. For more information on department research support for trainees, go here. 

Well-Being - Unwell faculty and unwell residents can't take excellent care of themselves, their colleagues, or their patients. We build well-being into our culture, first and foremost. If that's not in place, it doesn't matter how many well-being sessions you offer - humans simply do not thrive in a toxic environment. Well-being means holistic wellness - that's why we offer a variety of trainings, sessions, and opportunities (both formal and informal) for our residents to address their well-being sphere in need. Examples include Covid-aware social events, financial seminars, meditation and mindfulness trainings, free counseling and advocacy drives, among others.   

Professional Development Lectures – These interactive conferences for residents, fellows and faculty emphasize the essential principles of professionalism, communication, diversity, and ethics as well as address the real-life challenges of medical practice.  Providing a safe, interactive forum for shared experiences, generational perspectives, and common goals help us guide one another in our roles as practitioners, colleagues, and  educators.