Training & Education

Joanna Hellmuth, MD with a patient in Haiti
Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MHS, with a patient in Haiti.

Flexible residency

The Global Health flexible residency track is intended to facilitate meaningful global neurology educational opportunities for residents interested in developing tools for a successful and productive career in global health. The flexible residency provides residents with up to six months of protected time for an in-depth global health experience combining hands-on, in-country training and a formal global health curriculum. Residents can cultivate skills in diverse areas of global health, including capacity building, neurology training and education, research, and clinical care.

As part of a Global Health flexible residency experience, residents will be able to leverage the wealth of resources available through the UCSF global health community, including the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences. Although traditional research need not be a primary aim of this pathway, residents will be expected to develop a scholarly project as part of their 6-month experience.