Graduate Medical Education Global Health Electives
The AMPATH-Kenya program, pioneered by IU School of Medicine, is among the largest collaborative health care efforts in the world. At any given time, 20-40 IU School of Medicine faculty physicians from various specialties are practicing medicine in Kenya at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. Residents within the departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology are invited to participate in this two-month elective to work within their respective departments at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital alongside Kenyan counterparts in the hospital’s wards, outpatient clinics and as part of other AMPATH initiatives. Residents attend pre-departure cultural and travel orientation and learn from in-country lectures and discussions on ethical and global health issues facilitated by permanent IU School of Medicine faculty in Kenya. Upon return, residents complete a debriefing session.
Second- and- third-year emergency medicine residents at IU School of Medicine have the opportunity to participate in a four-week rotation in Kathmandu, Nepal. Residents are exposed to clinical emergency medicine at Patan Hospital as they learn to diagnose, treat and stabilize patients in an environment with limited resources. While gaining exposure to rural/mountain medicine, residents also have the opportunity to teach students and fellow health care providers through ultrasound usage and education and simulation education.