All scholars choose a scholarly project in an area of their interest. These can be research projects, clinical program development activities, clinical reviews or proposals for future work. Collaborative projects between scholars are also allowed and encouraged. The goal of the scholarly project is to provide an opportunity for scholars to deepen their experience with global health. These projects can provide the seeds for future work that will continue after residency. Scholars are therefore encouraged to choose projects and mentors that are concordant with their career goals.
Scholars select a mentor based on their interest area. The role of the scholar’s mentor is to assist with and review their project development as well as give additional advice where possible to help guide the scholar in the development of their global health interests.
Examples of Scholarly Projects
• Study of implementing spirometry on the wards at Moi Referral Hospital, Kenya
• Quality improvement initiative to improve refugee care with in the Medical Primary Care Unit
• Review of screening for latent tuberculosis infection within the HIV care program in Rhode Island
• Review of literature related to Burkitt’s Lymphoma with focus on sub-Saharan Africa
• Educational program with goal of increasing provider awareness of and skills managing teen violence
• Community wellness initiative and creation of a safe walking path in Shiprock, NM on the Navajo reservation.
• Development of a case-based learning pediatrics curriculum for Haitian medical students.