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FMMD 8640

International Family Medicine Research

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Duration: 4-16 weeks 

Prerequisite: Approval of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs required.

Restrictions: Departmental approval must be obtained and all arrangements made at least ONE SEMESTER in advance.

Primary care research opportunities are available outside the United States in practice-based research, epidemiologic research, and Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC). Department mentor must be assigned. This elective may be used for the Mentored Scholarly Activity. 

Completion of all three of the Successful International Experiences Sessions (see below) is required. In-country and UCD course forms must be completed a minimum of 60 days prior to the start of the elective.

  • Successful International Experiences - Session One
  • Successful International Experiences - Session Two
  • Successful International Experiences - Session Three

  • All details including the  FM International Electives Form, course registration, course specific goals and objectives, and travel and accommodation arrangements for the elective must be finalized and confirmed a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the elective.

    A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your travel date is required for travel outside of the United States - check your passport now!