International Rotations & Global Health
Meaningful engagement to improve the health of our communities is an essential component of our training program. Some of our residents have wished to expand their exposure and impact outside of our local community and have pursued immersion experiences across the United States, as well as internationally. Residents training in our program are eligible to apply for institutional funding to support up to one month during their four years of training to practice at sites outside of the University of Michigan Health System. Examples of prior away rotations include NASA to learn about aerospace medicine; Alaska and New Mexico as part of the Indian Health Service (IHS), and internationally (Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, and Peru). In addition, as an institution we are actively pursuing partnerships with medical centers in China and Ghana, which we anticipate will result in even more opportunities for our residents to gain international experiences during training. Finally, residents have ongoing opportunities to be involved in the provision of care to disadvantaged patients through volunteering at the DeLonis Homeless Shelter, FAITH clinic, and migrant farm worker’s clinic throughout their four years of training.