GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATIONS

Program:  Partners in Health (Companeros de Salud)
Location: Chiapas Mexico
Program Description: Supervise, mentor and help train Mexican physician doing their service year post graduation, in 10 rural health clinics in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Duration: 4 weeks
Contact Person: jmaza@pih.org
Jimena Meza MD

*******SPANISH REQUIRED********

Program: Community for Children
Location: Brownsville Texas/Mexico Border
Program Description: Community for Children’s curriculum is focused on professional development of the physician as advocate within an international setting. Medical students and residents are taken out of the hospital and clinic settings into an international setting to discover sources of health, disease and healing within any particular community. A significant amount of time is spent in the community, assessing needs and implementing advocacy projects, in collaboration with community organizations and the families they serve. Participants make house calls, getting to know the families and their struggles. There is also protected time for reflection, the role of advocacy in participants’ lives and work, individualized development counseling and close mentoring from CforC faculty.
Duration:   4 weeks
Contact Information: http://www.communityforchildren.org/curriculum
Marsha Griffin MD Director

Program: University of Illinois Department of Family Practice
Location: Senegal
Program Description:  Cervical Cancer Screening
Duration: 2 weeks
Contact Information: aldiouma@gmail.com
Andrew Dykens MD

******FRENCH SPEAKING  A PLUS BUT NOT REQUIRED********

University of Illinois Department Emergency Medicine
Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Program Description: Goal to build emergency medicine capacity in Kenya. Currently in the data collecting phase to determine the availability/ extent of equipment and level of emergency training in clinics and hospitals in this area
Duration: 2 weeks
Contact Information: Janet Lin MD

University of Illinois Department of Pediatrics
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Program Description:  Two paired residents for a 2-weeks observational rotations in pediatric infectious disease, pediatric ICU, and general pediatric clinic in a new 1,000 beds high acuity children’s hospital. Opportunity to assist UIC faculty in the modified PALS skills stations for an interdisciplinary pediatric surgical emergency course, and to participate in longitudinal research projects in Vietnam. Please check UIC.pediatrics.edu global health section for further details
Duration: 2 weeks
Contact: aithanh@uic.edu
Ai-Xuan Holterman MD

University of Illinois  Department of Pediatrics
Location:  Ayder Comprehensive Referral Hospital, Mekelle University, Mek’ele, Ethiopia.
Program Description:
Mekelle University is one of the leading university’s in the rapidly growing country and is at the forefront of research and international collaboration. Ayder Referral Hospital, the teaching hospital affiliated with the university, serves a catchment population of 8 million. It has an inpatient capacity of 500 beds and serves more than 100,000 patients every year.
In addition to medicine, Mekelle University houses leading faculties in information technology, engineering, and agricultural sciences. Unique among Ethiopian universities, Mekelle University provides academic opportunities to students from neighboring South Sudan, several of whom are completing OB/GYN residencies alongside Ethiopian peers.
UIC works with Mekelle University to expand the OB/GYN collaboration and now adds this PEDIATRIC collaboration.
Pediatrics : 1-2 residents at a time, 3-4 residents per year
Duration:  1-4week elective
Contact Arvind Shukla, MD  at ashukla@uic.edu