International Electives for Fellows
If a fellow is interested in participating in an international elective, please direct him/her to the Global Health Moodle site (international elective section) and the Global Health Director (Jennifer Watts).
- Fellow must be in good standing in his/her fellowship program
- Fellow must have approval from his/her program director
- All paperwork (see checklist on the Moodle site) must be completed
- Fellow must have approval from the Global Health Director
- Fellow must have a scholarly project directed around his/her international elective
The fellow is welcome to participate at any of our partnering sites. If the fellow has an interest in a particular site outside of our partnering sites, he/she must meet with the Global Health Director and ensure that the rotation will be safe, educational, and meet the faculty evaluation requirements. Any country that has a travel warning listed on the State Dept website will likely not be approved.
The scholarly activity can be anything of the resident’s choosing. If the fellow knows the site very well and has visited prior, he/she may be able to set up a small research project that is doable in 1 month. However, for most fellows, a quality project with PDSA cycles may be more doable. The resident may also wish to do a write up or the experience in a selected topic and submit it for publication in a journal in his/her own field. The scholarly project should be directed by the fellow with input from the program director as well as the global health director.
Fellows will receive $1,000 financial aid from GME to use towards the expenses of the rotation once it has been approved. All flights MUST be purchased through GME and cannot be purchased until after approval of the rotation from both the program director AND the Global Health Director.
Questions can be directed to Jennifer Watts (Global Health Director):