The Global and Community Health Residency Distinction seeks to train Ob-Gyn residents to be leaders in global health, increase multidisciplinary collaboration across graduate medical education in global health and provide Ob-Gyn trainees with the skillset to care for diverse communities both home and abroad.

Distinction Activities

The Global and Community Health Residency Distinction is a 30-month certificate program. Below is a distinction track by residency year.

PGY1: Residents can apply for the program during the second half of PGY1 year. Commitment is not required until the end of first year.

Distinction year 1 (PGY 2): Community Health Arm

Distinction year 2 (PGY 3): Global Health Arm

Distinction year 3 (PGY 4): Academic/Research Conclusions

Longitudinal academic curriculum years 2-4

Community Health Arm

Residents rotate in various community sites to gain experience working with a variety of underserved communities. Sites include Siloam Health, Nashville Health Department Woodbine Clinic and the Shade Tree Clinic.

Residents are also required to participate in a quality improvement project at one of the community sites.

Global Health Arm

Residents will complete a one-month Global Health rotation at an approved site. They are also required to participate in an innovative or collaborative ongoing research project.

Longitudinal Academic Curriculum

Vanderbilt Collaborative for Global Health Equity

The Vanderbilt Collaborative for Global Health Equity (VCGHE) exists to provide high-level training for graduate medical trainees seeking to integrate global health service, research, education and development into their professional careers. 

VCGHE aims to use a combination of multidisciplinary and specialty-specific didactic teaching, small group discussion, mentorship, research and practical clinical experiences to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes expected of physicians competent in global health work. This will be accomplished through a multidisciplinary curriculum with monthly modules covering global health foundations for resident participants.

Global Health Skills Simulation Experience (participate yearly)

Global Health Journal Club



Christopher Sizemore, DO
Section Director, Women's Global Health
Liaison, Metro Public Health Department


Lindsey Zamora, MD, MPH
Lead, Global and Community Health Residency Distinction
Liaison, Siloam Health

Current Residents


Camille Robinson, MD