Global Family Medicine

Global Medicine

Residents in our seven 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.

University Travel Policy requires all faculty, staff, and residents traveling abroad for University purposes to register their travel. See our website for more information and to register.

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
  • Observership
  • Policy
  • Refugee health
  • Research
  • Rural
  • Social determinants
  • Team development


Residents have completed rotations in:

  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Zambia