Handbook of Research on Developing Competencies for Pre-Health Professional Students, Advisors, and Programs

Apr 29, 2022
In collaboration with University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Minnesota, CFHI has published the following book chapter, Advising on Clinical Experience and Patient Care Exposure at Home and Abroad . This work is co-authored by CFHI Global Medical Director, Dr. Jessica Evert. The full textbook, Handbook of Research on Developing Competencies for Pre-Health Professional Students,...Read more

Perceived roles, benefits and barriers of virtual global health partnership initiatives: a cross-sectional exploratory study

Apr 28, 2022
Lisa Umphrey , George Paasi , William Windsor , Grace Abongo , Jessica Evert , Heather Haq , Elizabeth M. Keating , Suet Kam Lam , Megan S. McHenry , Carolyne Ndila , Charles Nwobu , Amy Rule , Reena P. Tam , Daniel Olson, and Peter Olupot‐Olupot Journal: Global Health Research and Policy Background: Virtual global health partnership initiatives (VGHPIs) evolved rapidly during the COVID‐19...Read more

A framework to guide planetary health education

Apr 21, 2021
Published in The Lancet Planetary Health, this comment presents a cohesive framework for planetary health education to guide institutions, educators, and learners across all levels and disciplines. The authors seek to equip and enable learners to drive transdisciplinary and mutually reinforcing actions to protect and restore planetary health and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.Read more

Decolonizing Global Health Education: Rethinking Institutional Partnerships and Approaches

Mar 08, 2021
Authors: Eichbaum, Quentin G. MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMHC; Adams, Lisa V. MD; Evert, Jessica MD; Ho, Ming-Jung MD, PhD; Semali, Innocent A. MD, MSc, PhD; van Schalkwyk, Susan C. MPhil, PhD Global health often entails partnerships between institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that were previously colonized and high-income countries (HICs) that were colonizers. Little attention has...Read more

Reasoning Without Resources Volume I

Mar 03, 2021
Reasoning Without Resources is a two-volume case-based learning text written to teach both clinical global health and clinical reasoning. The cases are actual admissions and clinical histories from a rural Ugandan hospital. The questions and answers are rooted in the fundamentals of bedside clinical medicine: the value and method of obtaining a meaningful history, key physical exam findings and...Read more

Reasoning Without Resources Volume II

Mar 03, 2021
Reasoning Without Resources is a two-volume case-based learning text written to teach both clinical global health and clinical reasoning. The cases are actual admissions and clinical histories from a rural Ugandan hospital. The questions and answers are rooted in the fundamentals of bedside clinical medicine: the value and method of obtaining a meaningful history, key physical exam findings and...Read more

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Global Health

Nov 24, 2020
As global health education and training shifts towards competency-based approaches, academic institutions and organizations must define appropriate assessment strategies for use across health professions. Published in the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the authors of this study aim to develop entrustable professional activities (EPAs) for global health to apply across...Read more

Promoting Cultural Humility in Global Health: Lessons from a Multi-institutional Community of Practice

Dec 03, 2019
Published in Diversity & Democracy by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, this piece highlights how the demand for experiential learning opportunities and internationalization in higher education, coupled with a growing interest in global health, has led to a dramatic increase in short-term experiences in global health (STEGHs). While global health experiences offer...Read more

Extent, nature and consequences of performing outside scope of training in global health

Nov 01, 2019
Published in Globalization & Health, this article draws attention to how globalization has played a role in making it possible for global health professionals and trainees to participate in short-term training and professional experiences in a variety of clinical- and non-clinical activities across borders. Consequently, greater numbers of healthcare professionals and trainees from high-...Read more

Examining the Role of International Service-Learning in American Medical Education: A National Exploratory Study

Sep 26, 2019
In this PhD dissertation Elizabeth A. M. Sopdie addresses the recent rise in demand for international rotations in medical school, during which U.S. schools send medical students to another country for an immersive educational experience, yet the little research surrounding the characteristics, ethics, and institutional support for these types of rotations. This study examines the types of...Read more

How the Social Contract Can Frame International Electives

Sep 26, 2019
Published in the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, this article explores short-term experiences in global health (STEGHs) as common ways trainees engage in global health activities, which can be viewed by students as either altruistic or opportunistic. This article, co-authored by Jessica Evert, CFHI's Executive Director, explores how STEGHs express the social contract medicine has...Read more

Advisor Perspectives of Pre-Health Students Experiences Abroad

Sep 01, 2019
Published in The Advisor, this study aims to understand the prevalence of pre-professional students seeking hands-on patient care abroad, advisors’ perceptions of students’ activities abroad, as well as advisors’ level of confidence guiding students in this regard.Read more

Employment Opportunities and Experiences among Recent Master’s-Level Global Health Graduates

Aug 19, 2019
Published in Annals of Global Health, this research focuses on how the global health workforce has changed considerably, with health systems increasingly relying upon local and nationally trained staff and management. As such, the impetus has increased for universities in high-income countries (HICs) to develop programs that provide graduates the diversification of skills to fit current global...Read more

Practising beyond one's scope while working abroad

Jul 12, 2019
This article in The Lancet Global Health addresses the large numbers of health-care professionals and trainees from high-income countries traveling to low-income and middle-income countries as participants in short-term experiences in global health (STEGHs), which last from a week to several months. STEGHs encompass various types of clinical and non-clinical professional activity and raise many...Read more

Special Collection: Short Term Experiences in Global Health (STEGHs): Urgent Need for a Legal and Ethical Framework

Jun 17, 2019
This special collection of articles in Annals of Global Health examines Short Term Experiences in Global Health (STEGHs) as invaluable for opening the eyes of students from high-income countries to the often harsh realities of health and health care in poor countries. When properly conducted, STEGHs can do great good. But the dark side is that STEGHs can provide a platform for activities that are...Read more

Not Above the Law: A Legal and Ethical Analysis of Short-Term Experiences in Global Health

Jun 17, 2019
Coauthored by CFHI Executive Director Dr. Jessica Evert, this paper in the Annals of Global Health considers the legal framework within which short-term experiences in global health (STEGHs) operate. It assesses whether certain STEGH practices break laws in the US and/or host countries or violate international “soft” legal norms. Two activities of particular concern are: practicing medicine...Read more

Guidelines for Undergraduate Health-Related Experiences Abroad

Mar 29, 2018
Child Family Health International Executive Director Jessica Evert coauthored this new text released by The Forum on Education Abroad. The set of guidelines give clear and meaningful instructions to organizations interested in improving the quality of their global health education programs. The guidelines aim to create global health education programs that focus on education and observation, are...Read more

Guidelines for Responsible Short-Term Global Health Activities: Developing Common Principles

Jan 10, 2018
This study, coauthored by CFHI Executive Director Jessica Evert M.D., in Globalization & Health aims to create commonality in global health principles and practices through incorporating the visions of an organization with those of its host partners. After reviewing studies of host community perspectives on global health programs, 6 core principles for ethical short-term global health...Read more

Foundations for Global Health Practice

Jan 02, 2018
This book by Lori DiPrete Brown presents a broad introduction to the field of global health, with a focus on ethical approaches to global health programs. Readers will learn the essential concepts, systems and principles of global health, engage in up-to-date discussion of challenges and solutions to global health issues, and learn how to practice ethical global health. Foundations for Global...Read more

Global Health Experiential Education from Theory to Practice

Sep 14, 2017
This book presents best practices for ethical and safe international health elective experiences for trainees and the educational competencies and evaluation techniques that make them valuable. It includes commentaries, discussions and descriptions of global health education guidelines, reviews of the literature, as well as research. Uniquely, it will include ground-breaking research on...Read more

Preparing for International Health Experiences: A Practical Guide

Jun 29, 2017
Child Family Health International (CFHI) has contributed to the seminal new text "Preparing for International Health Experiences: A Practical Guide." The book gives concrete guidance on how to choose and take part in experiences in global health drawing on a wide collaboration of perspectives under the leadership of editor, Dr. Neil Arya.Read more

Visiting Trainees in Global Settings: Host and Partner Perspectives on Desirable Competencies

May 26, 2017
This study published in Annals of Global Health found different levels of agreement between partners across economic regions of the world when compared with existing global health competencies. By gaining insight into host partners' perceptions of desired competencies, global health education programs in LMICs can be more collaboratively and ethically designed to meet the priorities, needs, and...Read more

Service Learning as a Framework for Competency-Based Local/Global Health Education

Jan 04, 2017
This article in Annals of Global Health focuses on service learning, a field that can provide the foundation for emphasizing the relevancy and realities of local/global health. Service learning is now widely accepted as a form of experiential education in which students “engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to...Read more

Improving the Safety and Security of Those Engaged in Global Health Traveling Abroad

Dec 23, 2016
Published in Global Health: Science and Practice, this article highlights the need to improve the safety and security of global health students, faculty, residents, and workers who travel abroad, particularly those affiliated with smaller organizations or educational programs that lack resources and protocols. We offer a checklist covering 6 core elements: (1) institutional commitment, (2)...Read more

Partnering With Parteras

Dec 23, 2016
Published in The International Journal of Reasearch on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, this article focuses on medical students increasingly seeking global health service-learning opportunities; yet, the impact of these interventions is often not assessed. In this article, the authors describe a model for global health service-learning programs as well as a pilot tool for assessing...Read more

Will there be enough jobs for trained global health professionals?

Oct 01, 2016
Published in The Lacet- Global Health , this article centers on the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) annual conference in San Francisco, where leading educators in breakout session discussions expressed concern at the increasing number of global health programmes being offered at universities in high-income countries in Europe and North America. Student demand for global health...Read more

Taking it Global: Structuring Global Health Education in Residency Training

Aug 16, 2016
Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, this article explores how to meet the demand by residents and to provide knowledge and skills important to the developing physician, global health (GH) training opportunities are increasingly being developed by United States (U.S.) residency training programs. However, many residency programs face common challenges of developing GH curricula...Read more

Reflection in Global Health: An Anthology

Jan 31, 2016
This seminal text highlights the perspectives of learners in global health settings, including tensions between ideals/aspirations and realities/complexities. CFHI is proud to co-published this book with Gold Foundation, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Loyola University, and University of Pittsburg.Read more

Short term global health experiences and local partnership models: a framework

Dec 18, 2015
Lawrence C. Loh, William Cherniak, Bradley A. Dreifuss, Matthew M. Dacso, Henry C. Lin and Jessica Evert offer a framework to categorize different models of local engagement in short-term experiences in global health (STEGH) based on professional experiences and a review of the existing literature in this article published in Globalization and Health . This seminal text presents different models...Read more

Do you GASP? How pre-health students delivering babies in Africa is quickly becoming consequentially unacceptable

Dec 01, 2015
Published in The Advisor, this article by Jessica Evert MD, Tricia Todd MPH, and Peggy Zitek PhD focuses on the topic of pre-health students clamoring for international experiences especially in low and middle-income countries (abbreviated LMICs; also referred to as “developing countries”). Students’ motivations include bolstering medical and other health professions school applications, the...Read more

Beyond Medical "Missions" to Impact-Driven Short-Term Experiences in Global Health (STEGHs): Ethical Principles to Optimize Community Benefit and Learner Experience

Dec 01, 2015
CFHI Executive Director, Dr. Jessica Evert, Dr. Melissa Melby, Dr. Lawrence Loh, Dr. Christopher Prater, Dr. Henry Lin, and Dr. Omar A. Khan describe the ethical concerns surrounding short-term global health experiences and the disciplinary approaches that can be incorporated to increase their effectiveness and sustainability in this Association of American Medical Colleges article.Read more

Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever

Aug 13, 2015
CFHI Executive Director, Jessica Evert, MD and Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP discuss the importance for family physicians in the US to have knowledge of and competencies in global health. This editorial, published in the American Family Physician (AFP), provides resources for opportunities in global health, global health conferences, and lists of nongovernmental and other organizations that offer...Read more

Identifying Interprofessional Global Health Competencies for 21st-Century Health Professionals

Jun 16, 2015
CFHI Executive Director, Dr. Jessica Evert, Kristen Jogerst, Dr. Brian Callender, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Thomas Hall, and other members of the CUGH Global Health Competency Subcommittee identify interprofessional global health competencies. This publication in Annals of Global Health brings together vast sets of competencies cutting across disciplines toward an agreed upon set of knowledge,...Read more

Career opportunities in global health: A snapshot of the current employment landscape

Feb 15, 2015
CFHI Executive Director, Dr. Jessica Evert, Dr. Quentin Eichbaum, Dr. Adam Hoverman, Dr. William Cherniak, Dr. Elahe Nezami, and Dr. Thomas Hall provide insights into the global health employment landscape in this publication by the Journal of Global Health. The demand for global health opportunities over the past decade has fueled a brisk increase in the number of global health training programs...Read more

Global Health Educational Engagement: A Tale of Two Models

Nov 01, 2013
In this National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), PubMed article, CFHI Executive Director, Dr. Jessica Evert, Dr. Muthiah Vaduganathan, Dr. Frank Castillo, and CFHI Alumni Jasmine Rassiwala and Mania Kupershtok compare two models of global health education and engagement. Global health learning experiences for medical students sit at the intersection of capacity building, ethics, and...Read more

Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education: A Guidebook, 2nd Ed

Jun 13, 2011
In this book, Jack Chase, MD and Jessica Evert, MD offer a guide to help medical schools, residency programs, students, residents, fellows, educators and allied health professionals create, expand and improve global health education. Investigate the history of global health work, learn from the experience of established programs and health care leaders, seek out new educational resources, and...Read more