Med-Peds Globe Trekkers

Med-Peds residents have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of global health opportunities available through the internal medicine and pediatric residency programs.  Med-Peds residents usually rotate over 2 or 4 week blocks during their third or fourth year of residency, and present their expiriences to both our categorical programs as well as to the Med-peds family.  

  • Mbale Regional Referral Hospital and various clinical centers through the Federation for International Medical  Relief of Children (FIMRC) in Mbale,Uganda: Residents in Uganda experienced health care in various different settings including a mountain top clinic, a community clinic run by FIMRC and at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital and Tertiary Care Center.  Didactic lectures were attended daily and included ward rounds with housestaff. Residents experienced local life and were housed in Ugandan homes for a unique experience.  These opportunities have expanded resident’s clinical skills and abilities in resource scarce settings.  In return we have provided for an educational exchange with the host program.  Residents in Uganda were able to certify in Helping Babies Breath® a modified neonatal resuscitation program to help train birth attendants in the field. Overall the trip helped to establish a foothold for Stony Brook University Hospital in Uganda to create a sustainable partnership that will allow residents to continue to be a part of the health care provider community.  Additional information is available on the Pediatric residency program's website on the Mbale rotation.