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Approved Global Health Experience Sites by School

For eligibility to participate, please contact the specific site team lead.

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CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL SITES

China

Taizhou Hospital

  • Located in Linhai City, Zhejiang Province, China 
  • Affiliated hospital of Wenzhou Medical College and a teaching hospital for the Medical School of Zhejiang University
  • Team lead: Dr. Mildred Olivier

Uganda

Hope of Children and Women Victims of Violence (HOCW)

  • Located around Kampala, Uganda
  • Allows students to work at the Ndejje Health Center IV, a local medical clinic in Uganda
  • Team leads: Dr. Ken Kessler and Dr. Michael Shuman

AUSTRIA

Medical University of Innsbruck

  • Located in Innsbruck, Austria
  • SIte available to M4 students
  • Students will spend four weeks at the University in internal medicine and surgical subspecialties.
  • This experience is not a global health elective, but an opportunity to learn about health care systems in another country.
  • Team lead: Dr. Mildred Olivier

Child Family Health International (CFHI)

  • Non-profit organization specializing in Global Health Education
  • 31 sites in 10 different countries
  • Please be advised that not all CFHI sites are available to all schools and colleges within RFU.
  • Team leads: Dr. Mildred Olivier and Robin Young (CFHI Liaison)

Argentina

  • Two primary clinical focuses: 
    • Primary Care & Social Medicine 
    • Hospital Medicine in Latin America
  • Clinical sites include Primary Care General Hospital, State Ministry of Health, Pediatric Primary Care, Infectious Disease Hospital, Pediatric Hospital, Research Hospital, Tertiary Care Hospital, and the City Emergency Hospital.
  • Requires beginner Spanish 

Bolivia

  • Two primary clinical focuses: 
    • Healthcare in Remote Southern Bolivia
    • Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
  • Clinical sites include Regional Teaching Hospital, Primary Healthcare Centers, Chagas Clinic, Tertiary Government Hospital, Public Pediatric Hospital, Municipal Hospital, Nonprofit Teaching Hospital, and Outpatient Adolescent Clinic.
  • Requires beginner Spanish 

Ecuador

  • Five primary clinical focuses, including:
    • Reproductive Health
    • Urban & Rural Comparative Health
    • Community Medicine - From Rainforest to Coast
  • Clinical sites include Outpatient Obstetrics Rotation, Public Maternity Hospital, Government Primary Health Clinic, Tertiary Care Hospital, Nonprofit Hospital, and Indigenous Medicine Clinic.
  • Requires beginner Spanish 

Ghana

  • Two primary clinical focuses: 
    • Child Health & Social Determinants 
    • Hospital Medicine in Coastal Ghana
  • Clinical sites include Outpatient Department, Emergency Department, and Ward Rotations, Children’s Hospital, Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit and Ward, Public Health Unit, the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, and HIV/AIDS and TB, Asthma, Sickle Cell, Neuro, Pediatric Surgical, and ENT Nurses Clinic.

India

  • Eight primary clinical focuses, including:
    • End-of-Life & Palliative Care
    • Introduction to Traditional Medicine
    • Chronic Disease & Integrative Medicine
  • Clinical sites include LGBTQ Community Center, Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, Homeless Services, Hospice Centers, Hospital for Women and Children, Rural and Private Clinics, Rural Satellite Hospital, among others.

Mexico

  • Five primary clinical focuses, including:
    • Intensive Beginner Spanish & Health Care in Mexico
    • Women’s Reproductive Health, Mexico
    • Tropical Medicine & Community-Based Care on the Coast of Mexico
  • Clinical sites include Government Primary Care Clinics, General Hospital, Traditional Midwife Visit, Primary Healthcare Centers, Government Social Security Hospital, among others.
  • Requires beginner Spanish 

Philippines

  • One primary clinical focus: 
    • Remote Island Medicine
  • Clinical sites include Rural Health Unit/Clinic, Barangay Health Stations, Department of Health, Urban Health Care Facilities, the University of Philippines - Philippine General Hospital, and World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office.

South Africa

  • Two primary clinical focuses: 
    • Healthcare Challenges
    • HIV/AIDS and Healthcare
  • Clinical sites include Tertiary Public Hospital, Parochial Hospital, Hospice, HIV Clinic, Secondary Teaching Hospital, and Children’s Hospital: Trauma Unit.

Tanzania

  • One primary clinical focus: 
    • Healthcare Systems and Community-Based Development
  • Clinical sites include Regional Referral Hospital, Public Hospital, and Rural Health Centers.

Uganda

  • Three primary clinical focuses:
    • Nutrition, Food Security, & Sustainable Agriculture
    • Maternal Child Health, HIV, and Realities of Health Access (2 week intensive)
    • OMNI MED - Community Health Workers and Global Health
  • Clinical sites include Nutrition & Rehabilitation Center, Primary Care Clinic, and HIV/AIDS Clinic.

SCHOLL COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE SITES

ST. LUCIA, WEST INDIES

St. Jude Hospital

  • Located in Vieux-Fort
  • Includes a growing number of community health partners, such as Comfort Bay Senior Center and Vieux Fort Health Center
  • Team lead: Dr. April D. Newton

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS SITES

ST. LUCIA, WEST INDIES

St. Jude Hospital

  • Located in Vieux-Fort
  • Includes a growing number of community health partners, such as Comfort Bay Senior Center and Vieux Fort Health Center
  • Team lead: Dr. April D. Newton

College of Pharmacy Sites

UGANDA

Hope of Children and Women Victims of Violence (HOCW)

  • Located around Kampala, Uganda
  • Allows students to work at the Ndejje Health Center IV, a local medical clinic in Uganda
  • Team leads: Dr. Ken Kessler and Dr. Michael Shuman