International Medicine and Global Health Curriculum

Division mission

” To Increase sustainable global health academic activities by developing international emergency medicine engagement with global partners and developing diverse medical cultural competencies”


Brookdale Global Emergency Medicine Activities

  • Global Emergency Medicine mini-Fellowship
  • Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club
  • International Clinical Experiences/Partnerships
    • Rwanda
    • Zimbabwe
  • International Research/Program Development Projects
    • Currently under development

Global Emergency Medicine Mini Fellowship (GEMM)

Residents with interests in Global Emergency Medicine (GEM) shall apply at the end of their PGY1 year to be admitted into the mini-fellowship tract to become global emergency medicine mini fellows (GEMM fellows). The fellowship will begin at the beginning of each Academic year and will enroll residents every year (assuming there are interested parties). The GEMM fellowship will be open to all residents without limitation to number of fellows.

Planned activities for PGY2  GEMM Fellow

  • Attend 2 Global/International EM Journal clubs
  • Attend 1 Global/International EM conference ex. but not limited to CUGH, ICEM, GEMA, AfCEM, LACEM
  • Attend 1 outside public health/international medicine/nonprofit activity
  • Lead one journal club/small group discussion session
  • Participate in an active international project and contribute to the project development
  • Develop a project idea/Write a GEMM proposal/Search for funding
  • Plan international elective(s) for PGY3 fellowship year


Planned activities for PGY3 GEMM Fellows

  • Give 1 lecture on international medicine/public health topic in resident conference/International conference
  • 6-month reflective statement on Global EM/International EM activities learner participated in PGY2
  • Portfolio review with Director or assigned Global/International EM Faculty
  • Mentor PGY2 GEMM fellow
  • Mentor visiting international observer residents and/or students
  • Choose location/program/Delineate elective objectives
  • Deploy to approved Global EM Elective location for clinical/educational experience (2-4 weeks)
  • Turn in elective completion report (explaining how elective objectives were met)
  • Publish Global Health poster/abstract/article


Global EM Journal Club

  • Quarterly Global EM Journal club discussing issues pertinent to emergency care around the globe
  • Platform to discuss current global health literature to find innovative solutions to challenges in local and global emergency medicine, as well as finding an intersection between GEM and local community needs to allow for symbiotic growth.

Past Resident Global Health activities

  • Under Construction

Division contacts

WhatsApp Image 2020-02-14 at 5.34.36 PMDr. Monalisa Muchatuta MD. MS
Director of Global Emergency Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

EM Residency: SUNY Downstate/Kings County

Global/International EM Fellowship : Stanford University , Palo Alto, CA

Global EM Interests: Emergency systems capacity building, EM clinical training; EMS research and quality improvement, GH Women Doctor Advocacy