Global Family Medicine


Global 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.

For the health and safety of all travelers, University Travel Policy requires all faculty, staff, and residents traveling abroad for University purposes to register their travel. 
Focus areas

Past focus areas have included one or more of the following:

  • Addiction medicine
  • Community health
  • Health systems
  • Human rights
  • Infectious disease
  • Medical Spanish
  • Policy
  • Refugee health
  • Social determinants

Examples of resident rotation options:

  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Zambia