Global Health Electives

The Center for Global Health Equity offers fourth-year medical students opportunities for clinical and research training in global health through our robust bilateral medical student exchange programs. For each of these electives, selection is made by application only. Interviews will be done in person or by phone; three references are required. Current application due dates and applications are included below each elective description.

 

CHONGQING, CHINA

Chongqing Clinical Elective in Global Health

The Chongqing Clinical Elective in Global Health is available to fourth-year Geisel medical students interested in applying clinical skills in resource-limited settings. Up to two students are selected annually to work with an inpatient care team to appropriately diagnose and treat general medical or pediatric patients in the Chongqing Medical University teaching hospitals. Electives are available in general OB/GYN, surgery, internal medicine or pediatrics and medical subspeciality care areas such as Cardiology, Pulmonary, Neurology, Hematology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Neonatology, and Infectious Disease. During their elective, students will become familiar with the disease profiles and public health challenges in Chongqing and experience cultural differences in care delivery between the US and Chongqing in terms of healthcare systems and resource allocation.

Applications are due August 16, 2019 – Download application here

 

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

Dora Huang MED ’19 reviews a patient chart with a fellow medical student at Muhimbili’s Academic Medical Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Ford von Reyn Research Elective in Global Health

The Ford von Reyn Research Elective in Global Health is available to fourth-year Geisel medical students seeking to develop their research skills in resource-limited settings. One student is selected annually to conduct clinical research at the DarDar site in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for 4-8 weeks between September and May. Student research may involve study design, data collection and data analysis in association with one of our ongoing clinical studies of HIV-associated tuberculosis involving either adults enrolled at the DarDar site or children enrolled at the DarDar Pediatric Program. In addition to becoming familiar with the portfolio of collaborative HIV and TB research being conducted by Dartmouth and our international partners, students will learn how a Good Clinical Practices (GCP) trial is conducted, and how data are collected and validated.

Applications are closed for 2019-20 – Download application here

 

James Strickler Clinical Elective in Global Health

The James Strickler Clinical Elective in Global Health is available to fourth-year Geisel medical students interested in applying clinical skills in resource-limited settings. Up to two students are selected annually to assist with the diagnostic evaluation of and provision of care to patients at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during a 4-8 week elective between September and May. This elective is conducted in association with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. During their elective, students become familiar with the spectrum of disease in a tropical setting and advance their skills in recognizing acute complications of HIV and subsequent management of care. In addition, students will gain an understanding of the sociocultural issues concerning HIV care and treatment. Prior to their departure from Tanzania, students will present a case-based lecture on an Internal Medicine subject to MNH students, residents and faculty.

Applications are closed for 2019-20 – Download application here