Article provides resources for opportunities in global health, global health conferences, and lists of nongovernmental and other organizations that offer service trips or networking opportunities. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician. Many family physicians work in remote areas of the world delivering direct patient care, teaching, promoting the specialty of family medicine, and designing regional and national health care systems. Many more work at home with multicultural, socioeconomically diverse patient populations. A survey of U.S. clinicians in various specialties noted respondents’ beliefs that global health work is “synergistic with physicians’ work in the United States,” and can inform and enhance their work domestically. Click on “Read More” to link to the article on the AAFP website.
Date Published: August 13, 2015