Advocacy Global Health

Population Health

The residency program is committed to offering residents the opportunity to pursue career interests in advocacy and global health. Pediatrics is the only discipline among the 24 that requires all graduates be trained as advocates. The required community advocacy experience for all residents is accomplished in our program via a longitudinal experience within ambulatory and other required rotations. In addition, we realize that it is core for pediatricians to be advocates and therfore offer career transitional pathways in advocacy and global health for more in depth experience. The advocacy pathway is called REACH (Resident Education in Advocacy and Community Health).

There are some common themes between the REACH and global health pathways including partnerships with community, sustainability and utilization of resources. But there are also some unique resources to international and domestic health. The global health pathways requires 2 rotations in international, refugee or Indian Health Services health. The REACH pathway requires at least 2 rotations related to advocacy for our community of Hartford.

Residents may choose to take classes at the University of Connecticut School of Public Health supported in part by the program. Residents who choose to earn a Masters in Public Health (MPH) during their residency can get nearly all paid for.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106