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Internal Medicine - International Residency Programs


  UCSD Global Medicine Elective
Location: San Diego, CA

Website: http://imresidency.ucsd.edu/GlobalMed.shtml

Updated 09/28/2010


  UCSF Global Health Sciences Clinical Scholars Program
Location: San Francisco, CA

Website: http://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/Education/ClinicalScholars/

Updated 09/28/2010



  Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program
Location: New Haven, CT

Website: http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/globalhealthscholars/

Updated 09/28/2010



 Jay Weiss Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine (University of Miami)
Location: Miami, FL

Website: http://www.jayweisscenter.org/residency-program/residency-program.html

Email: Stephen Symes, MD – ssymes@med.miami.edu

Established Field Sites: Multiple sites in Latin America and the Carribean

Advanced Degree: N/A

Distinguishing Features:

o    33 months of clinical training in internal medicine, including ambulatory continuity clinic, that is culturally competent and promotes reduction of health disparities

o    11 months of field work, research and coursework

o    Preparation in addressing the impact of economic, societal, political and adverse environmental factors on health status

o    Comprehensive mentorship in clinical medicine and health disparities service and research

o    Graduate coursework through the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health or other UM school

o    Advanced study in economics, anthropology, public health and other electives

o    Monthly didactic seminars in Health Disparities and Social Medicine – the Jay Weiss Grand Round series

o    Weekly small group case- discussions and journal club with Weiss residents and Program Director

o    Longitudinal research in conjunction with University of Miami and Weiss center faculty

o    Supplemental foreign language training

Description: The Jay Weiss Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital will prepare academic-physicians for leadership in ameliorating health disparities as they affect the poor both here in the United States and abroad. In addition to traditional training program in Internal Medicine offered by UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, the Jay Weiss Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine will educate and equip physicians to lead efforts in the new field of global health equity. These residents will receive additional training in public health principles, coupled with real world experiential learning in delivering, and directing the delivery of health care in disadvantaged settings, both in the US and throughout the world. We expect that the graduates of this program will be leaders in social medicine health advocacy for the coming decades.

Updated 03/21/2010



  Emory Global Health Institute
Location: Atlanta, GA

Website: http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/

Updated 09/28/2010



  Northwestern Center for Global Health
Location: Chicago, IL

Website: http://www.globalhealth.northwestern.edu/

Updated 09/28/2010



Brigham Women’s Hospital Global Health Residency Program
Location: Boston, MA

Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/socialmedicine/gheresidency.aspx

Email: Amy Judd – Ajudd@partners.org

Established Field Sites: Haiti, Peru, Russia, Mexico, Rwanda, Lesotho

Advanced Degree: MPH from Harvard School of Public Health
No. of Positions: Approx. 6 accepted

Distinguishing Features:

o    Graduates can also receive an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. The MPH requires 6 months of classroom and campus study including July and August after PGY2 and PGY3 years, plus two January sessions. All MPH graduates must complete a project. Of the present enrollment about half are getting the MPH, one-third already have an MPH, and the remainder are pursuing other specialized studies.

o    Program has strong links to overseas sites staffed throughout the year by several faculty as well as host country clinicians. The primary emphasis is on clinical care, providing residents a chance to develop excellent clinical skills as well as those relating to public health and program management. There are opportunities for residents to conduct research with faculty members overseas. The Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho sites are affiliated with the Partners in Health NGO.

o    Program emphasis is on promoting social equity and on getting residents to think more broadly about what global health means, domestically and internationally. Some residents elect to do field work in poor neighborhoods of Boston and may elect to work domestically on completion of the residency.

Updated 03/21/2010


  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Global Health Program
Location: Boston, MA

Website: http://www.bidmc.org/MedicalEducation/GlobalHealthProgram.aspx

Updated 09/28/2010


Boston University International Health Program
Location: Boston, MA

Website: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/im-residency/training/international-health/

Updated 09/28/2010



University of Minnesota Global Health Pathway
Location: Minneapolis, MA

Website: http://www.globalhealth.umn.edu/pathway/home.html

Email: gblhlth@umn.edu

Updated 03/21/2010


New York

  Albert Einstein College of Medicine Global Health Center
Location: New York, NY

Website: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/globalhealth/home.aspx 

Updated 09/28/2010


Mount Sinai Global Health Residency Track
Location: New York, NY

Website: http://mssm-ghc.org/residencytrack

Updated 09/28/2010


North Carolina

Duke University Global Health Residency Program
Location: Durham, NC

Website: http://www.dukeglobalhealth.org/residency/mission.html

Updated 09/28/2010



Case Western International Health Program
Location: Cleveland, OH

Website: http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=619&oTopID=C

Updated 09/28/2010



Oregon Health and Sciences University Global Health Center
Location: Portland, OR

Website: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/continuing-education/global-health-center/?WT_rank=2

Updated 09/28/2010




University of Pittsburgh Global Health Track
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Website: http://residency.dom.pitt.edu/Program_Overview/tracks/globalhealth.html

E-mail: Thuy D. Bui, MD – buit@upmc.edu

Established Field Sites: India, Malawi, Japan, Mozambique, Honduras, and Italy

Advanced Degree: N/A
No. of Positions: 4


o    The Global Health Track is a unique program designed to train physician leaders in clinical medicine, teaching, health policy, and research in global health. At its foundation is a core internal medicine competency with a strong generalist perspective, cost-conscious practice, and back-to-basics diagnosis. Clinical training provides exposure to local and international sites, coupled with a curriculum and scholarly work designed to address health policy, public health issues, and social factors influencing health and disease in the global context.

o    The Global Health Conference Series takes place biweekly to advance core competencies in HIV/AIDS, tropical diseases, public health, policy and advocacy, human rights, bioethics, and health services research. It also serves as a forum for health professionals, residents, and students from medicine as well as from other disciplines to share ideas and opportunities to advance the global health agenda. Residents in their second and third year of residency actively contribute to this conference series by exploring the social, economic, and political issues of country and region of interest through preparatory seminars before departure and through debriefing seminars after the completion of the international experience. Click here for Schedule.

o    Each resident in this track is assigned a mentor who is a faculty member from the University of Pittsburgh and the Section of Global Health and has ongoing activities in the resident's country of interest. One of the Global Health Track's key faculty members will serve as the resident's program and career mentor to ensure that each resident achieves all the goals of the residency track and receives the appropriate guidance and resources to pursue additional training or a position after residency.

o    An integral component of the Global Health Track (GHT) is a longitudinal Scholarly Project on a relevant global health issue. The Scholarly Project is designed to complement the international clinical experience. The project itself can focus on underserved populations in the United States but should have global perspectives based on the international experience. Typically, up to 4 months at an international site is split up between the PGY2 and PGY3 years. 

o    A month-long global health preparatory seminar is offered for GHT and interested categorical residents which will cover public policy, health systems, financing, human rights/ethics and clinical skills relevant to resource poor settings (parasitology, procedural skills, portable ultrasound, etc.).

o    The GHT residents participate in the Evidence-based Medicine for Developing Countries project by: Creating a compendium of answerable clinical questions, disseminating and implementing EBM in a resource-poor setting and embarking on a systematic review with instruction and resources provided through the EBM resident journal club.

Updated 03/21/2010


University of Pennsylvania Graduate Medical Education Global Health Program
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Website: http://www.med.upenn.edu/globalhealth/UPENNSOMGlobalHealthPrograms-GME.shtml

Email: globhlth@mail.med.upenn.edu

Established Field Sites: Botswana, Kenya, Guatemala, and Dominican Republic

Advanced Degree: N/A

Distinguishing Features:

o    The overarching goal of this program is to help nurture and train future global health professionals while simultaneously helping to improve health care training in partner countries. Beginning with the strong foundation the Penn-Botswana program has built, we plan to expand this program to incorporate other rich international health experiences. The program will also include instruction in a basic global health curriculum, mentorship, support for scholarly activities and interaction with the broader global health community. Residents will apply for this program in the fall of PGY1 and will enter the two-year long program as PGY-2’s.

o    Residents will participate in a month-long course in global health featuring lecturers from the Penn community as well as from the broader global health community. Each resident will spend a minimum of six weeks in abroad in their PGY3 year and between 6 weeks abroad in the PGY2 year. 

o    In addition to the resident’s primary continuity clinic, global health program residents will work in a second continuity clinic site focused on issues of community health and immigrant health. Residents will ONLY go to these clinics when they are on a non-call rotation. Sites include:

o    Residents are encouraged to complete a scholarly project under the mentorship of a Penn faculty member. This project may focus on clinical research, policy work or programmatic questions. Where appropriate, residents are supported to work closely with partner organizations outside of the University to complete these projects.

o    The global health program also aims to foster relationships between program participants and experts in the field of global health. The program will help provide mentorship in career development.

Updated 03/21/2010


Rhode Island

Brown University International Health
Location: Providence, RI

Website: http://www.brownmedicine.org/education/international.asp?section=education

Established Field Sites: Kenya (Moi University),  India, Dominican Republic, Cambodia

Advanced Degree: N/A
No. of Positions: International electives available to all residents


Throughout the Brown community, there is great expertise as well as palpable enthusiasm for international health. Opportunities range from working with individual physicians who serve in a direct care capacity, taking part in formal medical exchange program, or participating in developed research projects within established international collaborations. The options for international electives at Brown are numerous and diverse with opportunities for many residents to participate.

Formal medical education exchange programs (presently both in Kenya and the Dominican Republic), are designed to improve education and patient care in Brown's hospitals and in the host country's hospitals through long-term, mutual collaboration. Rotations are bi-directional: foreign students learn and teach on Miriam and Rhode Island Hospital wards while Brown residents and students do the same abroad. Through these experiences, young physicians are exposed to a different spectrum of diseases and approaches to care. For example, a Brown resident may return with an understanding of malaria's impact in the developing world while a Kenyan student returns to her country with an understanding of the impact of cardiovascular disease in Rhode Island.


Updated 03/21/2010



Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Location: Nashville, TN

Website: https://medicine.mc.vanderbilt.edu/Templates/TemplateDivision.aspx?qs=cElEPTI5OA==

Updated 09/28/2010




University of Virginia Special Program in International Health
Location: Charlottesville, VA

Website: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/im-residency/development.cfm

Established Field Sites: Brazil, Ghana, China, Phillipines, Bangladesh, South Africa, Mexico, Tanzania, Haiti, and Guatemala

Advanced Degree: N/A


Based on its founding principle that health is a universal human value, the UVA Center for Global Health (CGH) is dedicated to addressing the health of the disadvantaged and alleviating the diseases of poverty. The Center builds on the University's history of sustained international collaboration, a uniquely interactive contiguity of schools and departments, and the Jeffersonian tradition of global vision, and is committed to excellence in service, research, training and education. Opportunities for travel, study, and research in international health are available to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students through a variety of programs. We have opportunities for residents in both international research and clinical electives. Our current collaborations are with sites in Brazil, Ghana, China, Phillipines, Bangladesh, South Africa, Mexico, Tanzania, Haiti, and Guatemala.

• Longitudinal Clinical Elective Sites

The Department of Medicine is committed to ethical, longitudinal relationships with our international host communities. To that end, we are prioritizing three international sites: Thohoyandou (South Africa), Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), and the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala (Central America). We plan to send residents to these sites regularly for clinical electives. During the elective, we are confident that the residents will have an opportunity to learn about diseases relevant to the local population, to experience a different health-care system, and to discover a new culture in a safe, appropriately supervised environment. In addition, we expect that residents will take the opportunity to attend and give teaching conferences that enhance the academic environment at our partner sites. Residents also have the opportunity to give a presentation about their experience to the UVa Department of Medicine upon their return. (Please see below for descriptions and pictures from the first residents to spend an elective at these sites.) Because these sites have been pre-approved by faculty members in the Department of Medicine, the arrangement of clinical electives and the approval through the Graduate Medical Education Committee is facilitated.

In the coming years, we hope that residents will identify, in conjunction with their host country supervisors, research and/or quality improvement projects. These projects will provide excellent research and evaluation experience for our residents and their colleagues overseas, and the projects will help to respond to pertinent health issues in our host communities.

• Global Health Curriculum

To improve our residents' preparations for global health experiences, the Department of Medicine is collaborating with the Department of Family Medicine to create an International and Refugee Health Track with funding from HRSA. This track will be available for the 2009-2010 incoming class. In addition, a Global Health elective with intensive training in tropical medicine and global health issues will be offered by Drs. Dillingham, Chris Moore, and Kristine Peterson beginning in January 2010. In addition to indepth exposure to international medicine and the study of tropical disease, residents also have the opportunity to work in a Traveler's ID clinic as well as the International Family Medicine Clinic which serves foreign refugees brought to the U.S. by the Charlottesville International Rescue Committee.


Updated 03/21/2010



University of Washington Internal Medicine Global Health Pathway
Location: Seattle, WA

Website: http://depts.washington.edu/uwmedres/

Updated 03/21/2010


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