The Training and Workforce Team at The Arnhold Institute for Global Health, directed by Natalie Privett, PhD, is dedicated to equipping and activating global health change agents. Through a competency-based approach, the Training and Workforce team offers innovative programs that engage Mount Sinai trainees in transformative learning, immersion, empowerment, and network programs. These programs offer opportunities for trainees to engage in global health locally and abroad, preparing them with essential insights about health systems, as well as a strong network of global health peers.
The Arnhold Institute offers a suite of programs that provide skills and knowledge that are foundational to systems change. Through a transformative learning framework developed by The Lancet Commission on the Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century, trainees are encouraged to cultivate leadership skills through analysis and synthesis of information, achieve core competencies for effective teamwork in health systems, and creatively adapt global resources to address local priorities.
The Arnhold Institute offers immersion programs that engage trainees in experiences where they can apply and practice the competencies gained through transformative learning programs. These include local experiences in East Harlem, as well as international experiences at summer research field sites.
The Arnhold Institute provides trainees with exposure to proven global health change agents and professional growth opportunities through our empowerment programs. This includes the Big Ideas in Global Health Speaker Series, which highlights global health professionals monthly who model change agent capacity in their careers.
To provide relationships that sustain trainees’ commitments to global health and help them refine their change agent competencies, The Arnhold Institute supports networks of both medical students and residents. Through these networks, trainees can connect with like-minded peers and faculty, and engage in collective learning processes.
For more information, please contact the Training and Workforce Team by emailing Education Program Manager, Alyssa Smaldino.