Get Involved

Get Involved

Global Health Opportunities for Residents 
We encourage residents to pursue endeavours through one or more of the following ways:

  1. Complete a global health elective
  2. Complete the PGME Global Health Education Initiative certificate program (GHEI)
  3. Participate in the Global Surgical Scholar Program (GSSP) 

It is your responsibility to discuss participation with your Program Director, as well as finding a suitable mentor. 
If you need assistance in finding a mentor, please contact joanna.giddens@utoronto.ca

1. Global Health Electives
Engaging in an elective abroad can be a highly valuable learning experience. Please review GH Elective planning details from this link.

For more information please contact j.kopelow@utoronto.ca

2. PGME Global Health Educational Initiative Certificate (GHEI)
The GHEI certificate is a two-year program (or less, depending on your schedule) for residents and fellows that can be completed concurrently with your clinical duties. 

Program, application and full details from this link. For more information please contact j.kopelow@utoronto.ca 

3. Global Surgical Scholar Program (GSSP)
The Global Surgical Scholar Program is designed to provide postgraduate trainees in the Department of Surgery with an opportunity to learn about health equity, disparities and health care delivery through a surgical lens, focusing on underserved populations at both a local and global level. The Program combines didactic teaching, programmatic opportunities, networking and real-world experience in the fields of global health and surgery. Scholars work with a surgical mentor within the Department of Surgery to design a longitudinal, individualized program that meets their learning needs and career objectives.

Full details on the Global Surgical Scholar Program from this link. For more information please contact j.kopelow@utoronto.ca

Opportunities for Faculty
If you are interested in becoming involved in international outreach, please feel free to connect with any of our featured Mentors or featured faculty in the prospectus.

Mentors TBC 

The Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund: Pediatric Fellowship Program
The CCCF is a registered charity that provides humanitarian aid to victims of the1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster. In 2013, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto formally launched the Ukraine Pediatric Fellowship Program. Together, they are providing critical care to those affected and specialized medical training to Ukrainian physicians.