Internal Medicine Residency

University of Pittsburgh

Training Program: Global Health and Underserved Populations Track

Thuy Bui, MD
Director, Global Health and Underserved Populations Track;
Director, Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations

The Global Health and Underserved Populations Track (GH Track) is a unique program established in 2008 by Dr. Thuy Bui designed to train physician leaders in clinical medicine,education, health policy, and research in global health. At its foundation is a core internal medicine competency with a strong generalist perspective, cost-conscious practice, and back-to-basics diagnosis. Clinical training provides exposure to local and international sites, coupled with a curriculum and scholarly work designed to address health policy, public health, and social factors influencing health and disease in the global context.

  • The Department of Medicine offers up to 4 positions in GH track each year.
  • For additional information please contact Dr. Thuy Bui.
  • For a printable PDF outline of the Global Health Track, please click here.
  • To see next steps for our graduates, please click here.

Components of the training program include the following:

Global Health and Underserved Populations Track
PGY1 Five Months of Inpatient Floors
  • Four Months General Medicine
  • One Month Hematology/Oncology
Two Months ICU (Medical ICU or CCU)
One Month Indian Health Services in Chinle, Arizona – April or May
One Month Ambulatory Block
Two Months Subspecialty Elective
Two Weeks at Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment (PACT)
Two Weeks Night Float
Continuity Clinic two - ˝ day sessions (MUH GIMO Clinic and Birmingham Clinic) per week every other month (elective month). Salud Free Clinic, Saturdays on non-call month.
PGY2 Four Months of Inpatient Floors
  • Two Months General Medicine
  • One Month Cardiology
  • One Month Hematology/Oncology
*One Month Global Health Prep Course
One ECC/Night Float
Two Months Subspecialty Elective
One Month Outpatient Geriatrics
One Month ICU
Two Months Global Health Clinical Experience (travel to resident's country/region of academic/scholarly interest)
Continuity Clinic two - ˝ day sessions (MUH GIMO Clinic and Birmingham Clinic) per week every other month (elective month). Salud Free Clinic, Saturdays on non-call month.
PGY3 Three Months of Inpatient Floors
  • Two Months General Medicine
  • One Month Cardiology or Hematology/Oncology
Two Months ICU (Medical ICU or CCU)
One Month ECC/Night Float
Two Months Subspecialty Elective
One month ED
**One Month at Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment (PACT)
*Two Months Global Health Clinical Experience (travel to resident's country/region of academic/scholarly interest)
Continuity Clinic two – ˝ day sessions (MUH GIMO Clinic and Birmingham Clinic) per week every other month (Elective month). Salad Free Clinic, Saturdays, on non-call month.
*If you took the global health prep course already in your first year, you will have an extra month elective in the second year.
**You may elect to take PACT in the second or third year, depending on your interest.

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