The Global Medicine Pathway is for residents in the internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics and medicine-dermatology residency programs. The Global Medicine program consists of over 35 faculty, one to two chief residents, and approximately 50 residents from the internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics and medicine-dermatology residency programs. More than 80 residents have completed international rotations through our partner sites since 2000.
We prepare physicians to provide better care in the global village:
- Improve your ability to deliver healthcare to immigrants, refugees, and travelers.
- Develop a clinical or academic career in global health.
- Expand your understanding of under-represented diseases.
- Increase your confidence and competence in caring for multicultural patient populations.
- Pursue a career in under-served communities.
- Build and foster local, national, and international community collaborations.
Why Join the Pathway?
- Connect with global medicine faculty mentors from the surrounding community
- Access global medicine communities at the University of Minnesota
- Join nationally-renowned online and in-person courses
- Sit for the exam for the internationally recognized Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine & Travelers’ Health (CTropMed®) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, or the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the UK-based Royal College of Physicians
- Receive sponsored membership to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
- Enjoy priority scheduling for international rotations and continuity clinic
Details about the Pathway
Global Medicine Pathway Eligibility:
- Participants must be a current Internal Medicine, Medicine-Dermatology, or Medicine-Pediatrics resident within the University of Minnesota’s Department of Medicine.
- Residents must obtain approval from their residency program director and coordinator.
Global Medicine Pathway Core Components:
- Online Global Medicine Course modules; 7 modules – the first of its kind in the country.
- Live Global Medicine Course, a 4-week elective during residency.
- International and domestic rotations for one-two months during your residency.
- Global Medicine Lecture Series and other UMN and Twin Cities campus conferences.
- Continuity clinic that serves globally mobile populations available to a limited number of residents each year.
- Travel and Tropical Medicine elective month.
- Global health academic project/scholarly activity during residency.
Global Medicine Pathway Requirements:
- Complete Online and In-Person Global Health Course (offered each May - we strongly recommend you do this before your international rotation).
- Participate in a Global Medicine rotation at an approved site (international elective or approved domestic rotation) during residency. For international rotations, we suggest 2 months.
- Complete a research, educational, or advocacy project focused on global health (research, poster presentation, case presentation, update at a GMLS lecture, or discuss other options with mentor/global health chief resident).
- Meet with Global Medicine Program Directors during 1st or 2nd year.
- Attend 6 Global Medicine Lecture Series events over your residency (make sure to sign in when you arrive to get credit).
Suggested Plan for Pathway Year by Year
Year 1 (IM and Med/Peds)
- Enroll into Medicine Global Health Pathway on the Google Form
- Attend Global Medicine lectures including morning report, noon conference and TTMS
- Start thinking about areas of interest and connecting with Global Health Mentors
- Sign up for Global Health online courses
Year 2 (IM) -- Year 2/3 (Med/Peds)
- Choose mentor and begin working on a global medicine project
- Attend Global Medicine lectures including morning report, noon conference and TTMS
- Complete 5 global health online courses prior to taking GH live course
- Consider local global health electives (Migrant Farm Worker Elective, Travel Medicine Clinic, Rosebud)
- Global Health In-Person Course in May (recommended before international elective)
Year 3 (IM) -- Year 3/4 (Med/Peds)
- Continue mentor meetings and career development
- Attend Global Medicine lectures including morning report, noon conference and GMLS
- Finish and present academic project/activity
- International elective (preferred in latter part of training)
- Finish any remaining global health online courses.
- Iverson, Kenneth. Improvised Medicine.
- Walker, Patricia F & Barnett, Elizabeth (Editors). Immigrant Medicine.
- Gawande, Atul: better.
Tropical & Travel Medicine
- Cook, Gordon C.; Zumla, Alimuddin I. Manson’s Tropical Diseases (21st ed).
- Brent, Andrew; Davidson, Robert; Seale, Anna. Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine.
- Harries, J.R.; Harries, A.D.; Cook, G.C. Clinical Problems in Tropical Medicine.
- Jong, Elaine C.; McMullen, Russell. Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual.
- Kemp, Charles; Rasbridge, Lance A. Refugee and Immigrant Health: A Handbook for Health Professionals.
- Brunette, Gary. CDC Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel.
- Mahmoud, Adel. Tropical and Geographical Medicine.
- Bennett, John E.; Dolin, Raphael; Blaser, Martin. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles & Practice of Infectious Diseases.
- Olness MD, Karen; Mandalakas MD, MS, Anna; Torjese MD, MPH, Kristine. How to Help the Children in Humanitarian Disasters.
- Paluska MD, Scott A. Clinics in Family Practice.
- Peters MD, Walace. Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology.
- Ravdin, Jonathan I. Amebiasis.
- Stauffer MD, MSPH, DTM&H, William M. Clinics in Family Practice.
- Magill, Alan; Ryan, Edward; Solomon, Tom; Hill, David. Hunter’s Tropical Medicine.
- Walker PF, Jaranson J. Refugee and Immigrant Health Care.
- Young, Biloine. My Heart it is Delicious.
- McDonald, Theodore; Sand, Jaime. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Refugee Communities: The Importance of Culturally Sensitive Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
- Braile, Louis. We Shared The Peeled Orange.
- Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
- Boyle, T. Coraghessan. The Tortilla Curtain.
- Butler, Robert Olen. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories.
- Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street.
- Culhane-Pera, K.A. Healing by Heart.
- D’Haem, Jeanne. The Last Camel: True Stories of Somalia.
- Dirie, Waris; Miller, Cathleen. Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad.
- Eggers, Paul. Saviors.
- Fadiman, A. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
- Gawanda, Atul. The Checklist Manifesto.
- Gehrke-White, Donna. The Face Behind the Veil: The Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in America.
- Gillan, Maria Mazziotti. Growing Up Ethnic in America: Contemporary Fiction About Learning to Be American.
- Gillan, Maria M. Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry.
- Gillan, Maria M. Identity Lessons: Contemporary Writing About Learning to Be American.
- Girls of Many Lands (Book Series).
- Gourevitch, Philip. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda.
- Hemon, Aleksandar. Nowhere Man.
- Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner.
- Ilibagiza, Immacule. Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.
- Kapuscinski, Ryzard. The Shadow of the Sun.
- Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.
- Kurtz, Jane. (Multiple children’s books.)
- Lee, G. Y. Dust of Life: A True Ban Vinai Love Story.
- Levine, Ruth; Kinder, Molly. Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health.
- Lim, Shirley; Chua, Cheng Lok; Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin. Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing.
- Miles, Steven. Oath Betrayed:Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror.
- Mortenson, Greg; Relin, David Oliver. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations…One School at a Time.
- Moua, Houa Vue; Rolland, Barbara J. Trail Through the Mists.
- Moua, Mai Neng. Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans.
- Nazario, Sonia. Enrique’s Journey.
- Osborn, Garth; Ohmans, Patricia. Finding Work in Global Health.
- Peterson, Scott. Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan, and Rwanda.
- Phan, Aimee. We Should Never Meet: Stories.
- Pipher, Mary. The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community.
- Rinpoche, C.N. & Shlim, D.R. Medicine & Compassion; A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers.
- Saykoa, Dr. Pao. The Root and The Fruit: Hmong Identity.
- Strom, Dao. Grass Roof, Tin Roof.
- Tsukiyama, Gail. The Samurai’s Garden.
- Ung, Loung. First They Killed My Father.
- Ung, Loung. Lucky Child.
- Yan, Yorn. New Americans, New Promise: A Guide to the Refugee Journey in America.