For the past thirty years, over 1,000 physicians-in-training and faculty have participated in our International Health Program, now known as the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program. This is organized by our Department of Internal Medicine, Office of Global Health. Over 15 Yale Residents are selected to participate each year from the nationwide applicant pool. The program consists of a six-week elective rotation at one of our carefully selected sites in the developing world. The rotations offer unusual opportunities for residents to enrich their physical diagnosis skills and their knowledge about the practice of medicine in settings with limited resources. We also build educational capacity through our interactions with our host colleagues, both abroad and when we welcome them to rotate at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition, residents gain respect for cultural diversity and the value systems of other cultures.
Residents are encouraged to apply for their PGY3 year; if they are involved with Yale's Research-In-Residency Program, residents should apply for their PGY2 year. Current sites include Cali, Colombia; Kampala, Uganda; Kigali, Rwanda; Monrovia, Liberia; Sukadana, Indonesia; and Tugela Ferry, South Africa.
For more information please visit the Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program website.