Practice at the Forefront of Global Health

Yale Global Mental Health Program

Dr. Guillermo Valdes Montemayor, psychiatry resident, in Chiapas Mexico. Photo by Eva Quesada for Shoot4Change, with verbal permission of subjects.

"Traveling to Chiapas, Mexico was a marked experience in my professional and personal lives. Meeting and connecting with the local residents and working with young men and women that practice at the forefront of Global Health prompted me to engage in a constructive and reflective process. Also, learning about a completely different system of care, in which a copious amount of urgent needs forces you to be mindful of available resources and to work on new ways of approaching problems, has given me a new perspective about the health care system in the United States. Today, I feel confident about focusing my non-clinical interests in community psychiatry and policy making."

Dr. Guillermo Vald├ęs, Yale Psychiatry Resident