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WVU Internal Medicine Residency Global Health Track


Visited Locations (5)

Countries: Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Sierra Leone

Months of Travel: February and April

Year Initiated: 2014

Total Yearly Outreach Participants: will be 8 residents/4+ faculty

Matriculants per class: initially 2, currently (2017) 4 per class

Medical School Involvement: PGY1, PGY2, PGY3

Other participating professional schools:

Pharmacy, Nursing, PT/OT, Dentistry, Public Health

Faculty and staffing:

Rotations are split between 2-3 faculty members for the month

Application process:

Apply halfway through intern year with essay stating prior experience and plans for global health in their career; must be in good standing in intern year

Program elements:

Monthly lecture series/journal club; access to tropical medicine course with mandatory parasitology (module 3) in July PGY3; month long travel during PGY2 and again in PGY3 to same site, must develop research or QI project; grand rounds or campus wide talk during PGY 3 on their experience

Financial support:

Department stimulus funds, private donations, fundraising

Faculty time allotted:

Up to 20 days allowed for international rotation precepting

Administrative support:

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Contacts

NGO/In Country Partners

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