Jodie Liberia

Educational Goals

There is a Rural health pathway with collaboration from Partners In Health (PIH), and a planned program in Humanitarian Emergencies focused pathway based with partnership from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

Rural Health Focused Pathway Objectives

  1. Through an experiential and didactic curriculum, develop an understanding of the unique needs and challenges to providing emergency care within the Alaskan Tribal Health Consortium. This will include experience in the direct delivery of care as well as the opportunity to learn the role of telehealth for remote care and training in extremely rural settings. The trainee will work directly with community health aides and develop cultural competence in caring for Alaskan Natives.
  2. Through an experiential and didactic curriculum, learn how to effectively advance the implementation of emergency medicine in an international, resource limited setting by partnering with an internationally renowned health care non-profit organization, PIH.
  3. Develop the skills necessary for effective program development and implementation in resource limited settings (rural and international). This will include acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the performance of a needs assessment, program evaluation, and principles related to humanitarian field work (food security, water and sanitation, personal security and refugee health).
  4. Develop research skills and conduct a research project culminating in academic publication or presentation to add to the growing body of literature focused on global emergency medicine and rural health.
  5. Understand domestic and international public health issues, relationships between non-governmental and governmental organizations in disaster response, and the relationship between human health and human rights.

Humanitarian Emergencies Focused Pathway Objectives

  1. Through an experiential and didactic curriculum, develop an understanding of the unique needs and challenges to providing emergency care within the Alaskan Tribal Health Consortium. This will include experience in the direct delivery of care as well as the opportunity to learn the role of telehealth for remote care and training in extremely rural settings. The trainee will work directly with community health aides and develop cultural competence in caring for Alaskan Natives.
  2. Advance the implementation of emergency medicine in the global arena.
  3. Learn the principles governing effective humanitarian relief and disaster response including field experience with an internationally renowned disaster relief agency, for example MSF.
  4. Learn techniques for evaluation of global health projects including needs assessments and program evaluation and skills necessary for humanitarian field work including knowledge in the fields of food security, water and sanitation, personal security and refugee health.
  5. Develop research skills and conduct a research project culminating in academic publication or presentation to add to the growing body of literature focused on global emergency medicine.
  6. Understand international public health issues, relationships between non-governmental and governmental organizations in disaster response, and the relationship between human health and human rights.