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Study Abroad/Global Education

Medical Residents

The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (UCD SOM) Graduate Medical Education (GME) is committed to providing residents with an educational program that offers them a personal program of learning and broad education in the science and art of medicine.  Recognizing that some educational experiences are more valuable in a community of an international location, this policy is adopted concerning those experiences. As there must be full consideration of the quality of the rotation, including goals, objections and supervision; the educational necessity of the rotation; the accreditation implications; and the financial implications of the rotation, the following procedures must be followed.

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International Travel Risk
      1. State Department Travel Information:  Visit the State Department Travel Site for more information about international travel and travel to host country.
      2. State Department Travel Warning: The University of Colorado Denver automatically suspends travel to countries with a Travel Warning. Residents may appeal the suspension by completing the Travel Appeal Form​. Submit questions about the appeal to Alana Jones: 
      3. Schedule Participation in International Travel Workshop:  These required sessions are conducted by the Office of Global Education at the AMC Campus.  If attendance is not possible, contact Meghan Atherton, Study Abroad Coordinator, Global Education to set an appointment:
      4. International Emergency Health and Evacuation Insurance. CU has purchased international emergency health and evacuation insurance for all CU faculty and staff traveling internationally on university business. The plan also includes political and natural disaster evacuation. Learn more at; Group Access Code – QHG99999UCBT.​ 
      5. Emergency Assistance Provider.The University of Colorado Denver subscribes to International SOS, an international assistance provider.  Their password secured website includes very valuable, country specific information about security, health, legal and travel issues.  I SOS also will organize a wide range of international emergency services, many for a fee. International travelers are required to register with International SOS before leaving the country.  The I SOS card and more information is available in the CU Denver Application for an International Residency Rotation
      6. Emergency Contact information.  Before departure, make note of local emergency numbers, US Embassy or local US Consulate, International SOS, and the host, etc. University Emergency contact information is here.
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