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Our residency program is committed to equipping physicians to care for all pediatric patient populations, whether here in Dallas or across the globe. The Pediatric Global Health Education Program was created to mentor residents and offer additional training in international medicine and public health. 

Our residents have travelled around the globe to gain experience in delivering health care in developing nations. They have participated in large outreach initiatives such as Helping Babies Breathe, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, and Mercy Ships and implemented educational programs as part of their scholarly projects in over 15 countries to date. In addition, the program has established partnerships with sites in Lima and Cusco, Peru.

Travelling abroad is not the only avenue for learning about global health. We have the unique benefit of having a globally diverse population in North Texas, making every rotation an international learning opportunity for our residents. Dallas is home to a large Hispanic and African American population, as well as a growing refugee population from Cambodia, Iraq, Burundi, and Bhutan, and our international airport links us directly to patients from around the world. As with any large urban center, residents must learn to address socioeconomic and healthcare disparities in order to provide the best care possible for our patients, while at the same time gaining cultural awareness from our diverse patient population.

Residents can also participate in the Dallas Global Health Elective to increase their knowledge and skills in practicing medicine with limited resources, and join the Global Health Interest Group to take part in lively discussions on various topics in global health.

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