Resident physicians at IU School of Medicine can focus on Global Health through the residency track or participate in a variety of electives that offer opportunities to advance skills related to health delivery in communities outside the United States.
Interdisciplinary Residency Track in Global Health
The IU School of Medicine Residency Track in Global Health training program is open to all IU School of Medicine resident physicians of any specialty who are in good standing. The program provides opportunities to engage in local and overseas electives that foster hands-on learning in global health. Faculty mentors provide critical support for residents on the global health track. Each department seeks to identify a global health faculty educator who focuses on educating all residents in their specialty regarding global health. This interdepartmental program brings together residents from the departments of pediatrics, med-peds, family medicine, surgery, internal medicine, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and OB/GYN who share a common interest in providing high-quality, comprehensive health care to a developing world.
Other international programs include a China elective on international adoption, a program in Honduras for medical Spanish development, and many more sites. In addition to international opportunities, residents can work within the Indianapolis community in international adoption, travel medicine, and other clinics designed for specific populations.