CU Med-Peds is proud to participate in the global health experiences of both the Pediatric and Internal Medicine categorical programs. Established opportunities include away rotations in Guatemala, Zimbabwe, Zuni (New Mexico - Indian Health Service), but residents are also able to choose from other international sites. In addition, if a resident has an established relationship with a country/hospital/clinic, our leadership team will help you design a rotation to permit you to return to that site. There are lots of options! Residents with a strong interest in global health can work with program faculty to tailor a curriculum specific to their goals. Both categorical programs have global health pathways that include regular didactics, journal clubs, guest speakers, and mentorship opportunities for longitudinal projects. Global health pathways through the categorical programs are open to Med-Peds residents.
CU Med-Peds is affiliated with the Center for Global Health on campus. This gives us access to their free lecture series, an annual Global Health and Disasters course, research opportunities and support for international travel.
We have opportunities to participate in both local and international electives pertaining to global health. These include but are not limited to Refugee Health, Indian Health Service, Public Health with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Underserved Medicine, and international rotations.
Our two most established opportunities with some support for expenses incurred are:
Our current residents and alumni (listed below) have participated in all of the above rotations, and would be happy to answer any further questions. Please use this inquiry form to reach out to them.
Dr. Helena Villalobos in Guatemala
Dr. Helena Villalobos and clinic staff at Guatemala site
Dr. Ahmed in Kenya
Kenya Medical Training College
Zuni, New Mexico
Indian Health Service in Zuni, New Mexico