GRowLocal Track

(Global, Rural, Local Health Equity Track)

“Gradually, we tear down margins and see so many more similarities than differences.”

Dr. Stapel

Dr. Mary Stapel

Director of GRowLocal
Health Equity Track

Components of this track provide additional immersion and education for UICOMP Med-Peds residents interested in health equity work. Participants develop skills and strategies that equip them for long-term work in underserved and marginalized populations.

  • 2-week GRowLocal (Global, Rural, Local) Health Equity Elective at Jump Simulation sometime during the PGY2, PGY3 or PGY4 year
  • Attending at least one educational conference related to Global, Rural, or Local (Urban/Community/Population) Health
  • Completing at least one away rotation at a rural, international, local/urban population site, etc.
  • Scholarly activity within the realm of Global, Rural or Local (Urban/Community/Population) Health
  • Regular attendance at the GRowLocal Journal Club

Choice of Electives:

  • Med-Peds Community Outpatient in a Rural Site- such as OSF in Escanaba, MI or Pontiac, IL
  • Community Med-Peds (OSF Care-A-Van, shelter medicine, street medicine, Senior World, etc)
  • GRowLocal Health Equity simulation elective at Jump (2 weeks in February)
  • International Health (an international way rotation)
  • Trauma
  • Wound
  • Reading or Research with a focus on Health Equity Work

Clinical Opportunities in Low-Resource Settings and/or Serving Marginalized Populations:

  • OSF Care-A-Van (mobile medical unit) focusing on high risk zip codes in Peoria
  • OSF Faith Community, including Street Medicine and Shelter Medicine, Promise Academy
  • OSF Senior World
  • OSF/CHOI Pediatric Population Health, including OSF School Nursing, OSF Pediatric Mobile Vaccination Work
  • OSF Gardens of Hope
  • UICOMP Med/Peds Residency Continuity Clinic Opportunities in 4th Year at Central IL Friends and Jolt Harm Reduction
  • OSF Energy and Sustainability (in collaboration with CDC BRACE-IL)
  • OSF Wound Clinic
  • OSF Pain Clinic
  • OSF Weight Management and Medical Exercise Clinics at the Riverplex

Available Away Rotations may include:

  • Escanaba, Michigan
  • Alaska
  • Aviation/Austere
  • Haiti (Friends of the Children of Haiti Program)
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • (and more!)
Med-Peds residents hold a “mini med school” event for children at Promise Academy in Peoria’s south side.

Contact Us

  • Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency
  • 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue
  • 5th Floor OSF North Building
  • Peoria, IL 61637
  • 309-655-4940
  • [email protected]
  • Hours: M-F: 8:30am – 4pm