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Clinical Electives in the Americas and the Caribbean

International Opportunities in the Americas and the Caribbean

  • Yale medical students will participate in rounds with the medical team, attend outpatient clinics, as well as round on the in-patient service units.  In addition, there may be opportunities to observe and compare clinical activities at other community based public hospitals.
  • Yale Medical Students will appreciate working with traditional Native American healers in a remote, beautiful landscape, addressing health needs created by poverty and injustice.
  • Recognizing that in a city of great medical resources, many people still went without care due to lack of insurance, the founders opened the free clinic to care specifically for this population.
  • PUC, a private not-for-Profit University in Santiago, Chile, that includes health professional schools in the fields of medicine, nursing, and dentistry. The medical school, which is viewed as the top school in the country, has established relationships with other institutions in South America as well as worldwide, and is currently part of an international seven school educational consortium directed by the ECFMG.
  • Although recently established, the Universidad de los Andes has quickly established itself as one of the top medical schools in Colombia.
  • This is an opportunity for students to gain clinical experience and help serve an underserved population in an urban medical site where students will also help teach and supervise students earlier in their training.
  • In 2013, a pre-clinical site was established in the Dominican Republic at the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo “Intec"; in 2015 the site became a clinical site as well.
  • Our site in Jamaica is for Yale medical students who are interested in global health from a surgical perspective. Students will participate in surgical rounds at the University Hospital in Kingston. Paired with UWI students, Yale students will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Hilary Brown.
  • For students interested in learning more about rural health in the United States, this rotation will provide students with exposure to family medicine by working with Dr. Michelle Val at the Mountain Medical Clinic, Pediatrician Dr. Amy Evans at the Sewanee Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine practice, and Tenzing Chounzom at Monteagle Internal Medicine clinic.