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Global Health Corps

Health CorpsIn 2011, BIPAI announced the launch of the Texas Children's Global Health Corps as a successor to the Pediatric AIDS Corps. This new program expanded the scope of the Pediatric AIDS Corps beyond HIV/AIDS to include other diseases and conditions impacting child health and survival globally such as tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition, perinatal conditions, cancer, and sickle cell anemia. Initially, the geographic focus of the program will be similar to that of the Pediatric AIDS Corps, but plans are in place to diversify over time to include sites and programs in Asia and Latin America.

Program Specifics

Eligibility: Board eligible or board certified pediatricians, family practitioners, medicine/pediatrics graduates, internists, obstetrician/gynecologists, and general surgeons.

Pre-service training: Texas Children's Hospital Global Health Corps physicians will be required to participate in a four-week pre-service training program offered in Houston, Texas each year in July. This training includes courses in HIV/AIDS and Tropical Medicine. The pre-service training is an approved certification course for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Interested applicants: The general application period for 2016 - 2017 placements has closed.  We will begin accepting applications for 2017 - 2018 in October 2016.  Please note that throughout the year we may recruit for special or off-cycle positions with our partner organizations.  These postings can be found in the "News" section of the BIPAI homepage.  If you would like more information about our program please contact Patricia English (pxenglis@texaschildrens.org). 

 Health CorpsTexas Children's Hospital Global Health Corps members will provide treatment for tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition, perinatal conditions, cancer, sickle cell anemia, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgical conditions, among others.