Global Health Electives for Internal Medicine Residents

Internal Medicine residents at NYU School of Medicine have the opportunity to apply for a four-week clinical, teaching, or research Global Health Elective at an overseas site in their second and third years. The program accepts 12 residents per year, who are eligible to receive full salary, benefits, and travel stipends.

Global Health Elective Objectives 

  1. Develop and practice cross-cultural communication and exam skills 
  2. Appreciate cultural and social determinants of health-related needs and behavior 
  3. Deepen knowledge of global health disparities and tropical diseases 
  4. Become oriented for clinical services and/or research in resource-limited settings 
  5. Understand ethical issues in working with underserved populations 
  6. Use leadership principles and skills to improve health care delivery at the population level both abroad and at home1