Global Pediatrics Education and Training

Global Pediatrics Education Series

Cynthia Schandorf listening to a child's heart as mother holds child

The Global Pediatrics Education Series 2.0 ("GPEDS") is comprised of 29 blocks (approximately 25 hours) of lecture-based content delivered by pediatric specialists. Its primary aim is to provide foundational knowledge preparation for trainees and/or practicing providers who plan to work abroad in an under-resourced area of the world. It is also suitable for those who wish to gain knowledge of global health to inform a U.S.-based clinical practice.

The content was authored by experts in pediatric global health from the University of Minnesota and partner institutions, and vetted by unbiased, external experts. Technical handouts and self-paced assessments round out this unique, premiere learning activity.   

Pediatric Global Health Track for Residents

Focused Global Health Resident Education

For Your Career of Service In Underserved Areas Of the World

The Pediatric Global Health Track is a combination of competency-based curriculum, evening programming and elective experiences designed to give pediatric and medicine-pediatric residents a breadth of knowledge and skills for medical service for underserved children in or from low-income countries. Motivated residents earn a certificate in Pediatric Global Health at the end of their training.

Fellowships & Research Training

Improving the Health of Ugandan and Kenyan Children

Training grants support the training of Ugandan, Kenyan and US students at all levels in translational research. Faculty from Makerere University (Uganda), Maseno University and KEMRI (Kenya) and the University of Minnesota serve as mentors to the students. Graduates go on to conduct their own research and intervention studies, which ultimately lead to the improved health of children in Uganda and Kenya.