Learning and practicing medicine in another
country is a unique opportunity. The Department of Medicine encourages
residents to train and practice medicine in remote communities. We
have partnered with the University of Colorado Denver Center for Global Health to expand and improve international offerings.
We have several opportunities to spend time
internationally. Our two most established opportunities with some support for expenses incurred are:
Colorado – Zimbabwe International Exchange
(CoZIE) program in Harare, Zimbabwe. This is a bilateral exchange program
between University of Colorado School of Medicine (DOM UCSOM) and the
Department of Internal Medicine in the University of Zimbabwe College of Health
Sciences (UZCHS). The rotation takes place in their medical school, which is
located in an urban setting. This allows for residents to work in a resource
poor setting with a team of UZCHS faculty, residents and medical students.
The Guatemala (Trifinio) Global Health Elective.
This is a clinic experience located ~45 minutes south of Coatepeque, Guatemala.
The Center for Global Health and the Hose Fernando Bolaños Foundation developed this clinic and community
programs in the surrounding area. The clinic serves a population of banana
plantation workers and their families. Residents will work in the clinic
with other providers to care for the surrounding areas. The
population includes children and mothers allowing for other specialties as
Other highly rated experiences include:
The Himalayan Health rotation in India http://www.himalayanhealth.com/.
The London School for Hygiene and Tropical
Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholars at
various sites http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/globalhealthscholars/
Residents will be allowed to travel during their
third year once appropriate funding is secured and the rotation is approved by
the Office of Graduate Medical Education.