The UCSF Fresno Global Health Curriculum was established in 2008 to introduce
medical professionals to various topics and issues in international health.  Meetings are generally monthly, with speakers and audience from all of the UCSF Fresno departments. Some meetings feature the experiences of a faculty member or resident who has recently returned from an international health trip.


A Global Health Curriculum Certificate is awarded each June to residents attending at
least 60% of meetings. There is also an annual resident Global Health Curriculum Travel Grant of $1000, which is awarded each spring on the basis of an additional global health
scholarly project.  Advising for international rotations is available, based on geographic or medical areas of interest.

CME Credit application through Community Medical Centers pending.


Please see the links below for our schedule, faculty mentors, UCSF Fresno policies, and international health resources.


Please check the website for the most up-to-date schedule.  You may email Dr. Steve Stoltz at the address below to receive monthly reminder e-mails with updated time, subject, and location. All meetings are subject to change. Please don't forget to bring your UCSF Fresno ID for entry into the UCSF Fresno Center after hours.


Click here to view a map where UCSF Fresno residents have done international electives during the past 5 years


Click here for International Rotations for UCSF Fresno Pediatrics Department


Upcoming Global Health Events of Interest


January 10, 2013 - "Clips from 40 Years in Global Health: Takes, Retakes and Mistakes" by Bjorn Nilson, MD

February 19, 2013 -“The Power of Narrative: A Filmmaker’s Perspective on Medicine in Haiti” by Eric Hodson, RN


Past Global Health Curriculum and local events:


Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 12:30-1:30 pm, UCSF Fresno Center room 137
Bjorn Nilson, MD (UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics)  
"HIV:  What in the World is New?"
*lunch provided


Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 12:15-1:15 pm, UCSF Fresno Center room 137
Adam Cavallero, MD (PGY2, UCSF Fresno Department of Medicine)
"Se Habla Español:  A Prospective Medical Spanish Elective" 
(Bring your lunch)


Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 12:30-1:30 pm, UCSF Fresno Center room 137
Rais Vohra, MD and Cameron Jones, MD (UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine)
"Haiti and Disaster Relief"
*lunch provided


Friday, May 20, 2011, 7:00-8:00 am, UCSF Fresno Center room 137
Dr. David Young (Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Fresno, CA)
"Delivering Orthopaedic Care in a 3rd World Setting"


Wednesday, May 25, 12-1 pm, UCSF Fresno Center room 137
Krista Kaups, MD (UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery)
"Gender Impact on Health in the Developing World"
*lunch provided


Thursday, June 2, 6:30 pm
Julianne Hahn, MD (PGY3, UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics)
"Pediatrics in Cambodia
(Winner of the 2010 GHC Travel Award, and the site of the Department of Pediatrics international rotation)


August 22, 2011 - "Travel Medicine" by Dr. Shobha Sharma, UCSF Fresno Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Room #137


September 13, 2012, 5:30pm, Room 111 in the UCSF Fresno Center
Berkley Powell, MD

"Medicine in Shangri-La: Brief Encounter in Bhutan"


November 8, 2012, 5:30pm, Room 116 in the UCSF Fresno Center

Shekhar Pai, MD

"Africa (Cameroon)"


December 13, 2012, 6:00pm, in the home of Dr. Vohra

Rais Vohra, MD

"Bites and Stings for the International Traveler"




Upcoming Conferences of Interest:


March 14-16, 2013
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (Washington, DC)


April 13-14, 2013
Global Health and Innovation Conference (Yale/New Haven)



Steven Stoltz, MD, FACP
UCSF Fresno Department of Internal Medicine
Director, UCSF Fresno Global Health Curriculum



Congratulations to the winners of the GHC Travel Award: 
"For enthusiasm of attendance at the UCSF Fresno Global Health Curriculum meetings, for devotion to international medicine, and for intellectual curiosity that advances our scholarly enterprise."

2011 -- Kathleen Regacho, Emergency Medicine, for her application to develop emergency medicine in Botswana.

2010 -- Julianne Hahn, Pediatrics, for her application to create an global health elective education curriculum associated with the Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia.
2009 -- Nirupama Ramkumar, Internal Medicine, for her submission to study kidney disease in Uganda.

Congratulations to the GHC Certificate winners:  
"In recognition for their attendance at the UCSF Fresno Global Health Curriculum meetings and demonstrated commitment to improving global health."

2010 -- Tracy Li, Family and Community Medicine
2009 -- Suneil Agrawal, Emergency Medicine, and Trisha Beck, Pediatrics




AMSA International Health Opportunities

Application for GHC Travel Award

CDC Vaccinations for Travelers' Health
Global Health Curriculum Faculty Mentors
Global Health Curriculum Recorded Presentations (password protected)

Global Health Education Consortium

International Rotation to Angkor Hospital for Children

Study on Perceptions of Short-Term Medical Work in Guatemala

"Taking Teaching Skills to Laos"
UC Travel Insurance
UCSF Fresno Away Rotation Policy (MS word document)
UCSF Fresno International Emergency Medicine
UCSF Global Health Sciences

USAid Global Health e-Learning courses (free registration)
US Department of State site for International Travel Warnings and Information



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