International Health Resources
- Physician Service Opportunities Abroad. JAMA 276: 355-359,1996.
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the International Health Studies Center/International Health Action Group (IHAG) is a good resource for medical students who are starting to organize international health electives. Contact AMSA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 620-6600 ext. 213.
Global Health Education Consortium is a group of faculty and health care educators dedicated to international health education in US and Canadian medical schools and residency programs.
World Health Committee of the DMS Alumni Council was organized to identify opportunities for alumni, medical students and graduate students to become involved in international service.
US International Health Electives/Institutes
- "International Health in the Developing World: Clinical and Community Care." A summer elective course offered by the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ. This is a "Practical, intensive, orientation course for medical students who are planning to work either short or long-term in a developing country within the next one or two years."
Contact: Ronald Pust, MD
International Health Course
Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: 520-626-7962 (7822)
- Environmental Medicine/Border Health Elective: A four week elective offered by the South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Center-Laredo and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The goal is to learn "first-hand about border environmental and public health concerns."
Contact: STEER Program Coordinator
Phone: 210-567-7762 (5037)
Language courses abroad
- Medical Spanish in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico through the USC School of Medicine.