Global Health Program
At UTMB, residents have the opportunity to spend entire electives abroad, with sister sites in Africa (Kenya) and South America (Peru). In Kenya, most residents spend their time at Kijabe Hospital, located 40 miles outside of Nairobi on the slopes of the Great Rift Valley. Other sites include University of Nairobi, Kenyatta National Hospital and Maua Hospital, located 100 miles northeast of Nairobi. Furthermore, UTMB is part of the Rwanda Health Consortium with plans to help re-build the Rwanda heathcare system. Other affiliated institutions include: Harvard, Duke, Yale, Columbia, UVA, and Brown among others. In South America, UTMB Department of Infectious Disease faculty supervise both research and medical training of residents traveling to Peru.
For those with career aspirations in global health, arrangements can be made for pursuit of graduate degrees such as: MPH, MS, or a qualification pathway to obtain American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) certification in travel and geographic medicine. Each academic year, generally between 5-10 residents choose to travel abroad to practice in the above locations. UTMB Internal Medicine Residency Program is always looking to expand, with new and exciting opportunities to practice medicine abroad.
UTMB HAS A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AND INSTITUTES THAT FOCUS ON GLOBAL HEALTH, INCLUDING:
- Global Health Education Program
- Center to Eliminate Health Disparities
- Global Health Consortium
- Center for Training in International Health
- Center for Tropical Diseases
- Global Health Inter-professional Core Course
- Global Grand Rounds
- Global Health Lecture Series
- Field Epidemiology Course
- Institute for Human Infection and Immunology