Global Family Medicine
Residents in our eight residency programs participate in international experiences, which may be based on current international relationships established by the university and residency program or customized to a trainee's interests and goals. Experiences align with the Brocher Declaration established by the Advocacy for Global Health Partnerships to promote equity in global health.
Planning an international rotation takes time, so we recommend you start early. Residents should allow 12 months for pre-departure preparation. Trainees qualify for business expense allowance reimbursement ($1,000 per year) which may be used to fund airline travel.
Other elective options with entities with established connections can be considered.
- Community Health in Mfangano Island, Kenya
- Global-Local Elective at Community-University Health Care Center (2, 4-week, or longitudinal)
- East African Clinical Tropical Medicine Course
- Fogarty Global Health Fellowship
- Global Health Case Competition
- Global Health in a Local Context
- Minnesota-based Global Health Course
- India: Global Health, Globalization & Leadership Course
- University of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Department of Family Medicine
- University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
- Ecuador: Social, Environmental, and Cultural Determinants of Health
Clinical and non-clinical elective experiences are developed in partnership with: