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The rotation site at the Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facility, Indian Health Service in Arizona is only open to Yale Global Health Scholar applicants.


  • Chinle is a 60 bed inpatient hospital with four bed ICU and outpatient clinic providing medical care for approximately 37,000 Navajo.

Disease Spectrum

  • A broad range of medical and infectious diseases, including Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, plague, black widow and snake bites, chronic lung disease, uranium exposure, and inflammatory arthritis.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • No overnight or weekend call required
  • 8 AM to 5 PM outpatient clinic schedule
  • Supervision by a designated preceptor for all patient care
  • Opportunity to work with other disciplines based on individual interest and availability. These include the following: adolescent medicine/teen clinic, radiology, physical and occupational therapy, nutrition, exercise stress testing, traditional healers, fracture clinic, chest clinic, pharmacy, and public health nursing (community and home-based patient interactions)

(Yale) Residents accepted from:

  • Internal Medicine

  • Potential for other specialties upon request

  • Priority given to trainees interested in Rural Health or Primary Care careers

Length of Rotation

  • Minimum of sixweeks for a funded Global Health Scholars program rotation (including travel from CT)
  • Minimum of four weeks for a non-funded clinical elective


  • Global Health Scholars Program Reimbursement Award amount is $2500
  • Contact the Site Director to discuss the typical costs of a non-funded clinical elective
  • Housing is provided on the medical center compound