International Health Experiences

Increasingly, healthcare professionals are needed who can meet the challenges of providing healthcare in resource-poor settings. The WMed International Health Experiences are aimed at educating and exposing participants to the aspects of global health to minimize the disparity of medical care in developing countries. The experiences provide 4th year medical students and residents with the skills needed to meet the complex demands for healthcare professionals to function competently in resource-poor settings. Medical students have the opportunity to participate in the WMed Global & Public Health Distinction Program which includes longitudinal programming and 4th year international electives. Participants will learn through:

  • A structured, group-oriented curriculum
  • Experiential hands-on learning in WMed faculty-approved sites such as Madagascar, Peru, Cuba, or other developing countries, as well as immersion in a low-resource healthcare setting
  • Course work which may be done in group settings or online.
International Health Experiences

Global Health Experiences

WMed Rotations
  • Public Health: 1 block
  • Rural Medicine: 1 block at migrant worker clinics, including experience with mobile clinics at migrant worker camps
  • Infectious Diseases: 1 block
  • International Medicine Abroad: 1 block in Madagascar, Peru, or Cuba
  • Ultrasonography: Longitudinal curriculum or a four-week rotation
  • Three online learning modules (Tropical Medicine, Global Health, Disaster Relief) or for those pursuing certification by the ASTMH (fee paid by the resident):
    • University of Minnesota Global Health Course
      • 7 Online Modules
      • 2 weeks in person in Minnesota
Scholarly Activity
  • Participation in Global Health Grand Rounds
  • Scholarly Activity/Research Project in the area of Global Health
  • Presentation at IM and/or Pediatric Grand Rounds or Equivalent