International Health Sites
REACH sites are available for residents to spend a month on elective. These sites have known contacts with resources and support for resident electives.
The Caribbean & South America
Clinical work in a rural hospital with possible involvement in a nutrition project.
Email: Jane Cross, MD
Work with the academic St. Damien’s Consortium at Haiti’s only free-standing Children’s hospital. (See
Work with one of our former Pediatric Chief residents at a rural Honduran hospital doing a mixture of inpatient and outpatient work. (See mdbloomie.blogspot.com)
Contact: Judith Blumhofer, MD
Participate in an academic consortium working to improve medical education for Liberian medical students, interns and residents while working in a busy hospital based clinical site. (See http://www.hearttfoundation.org/)
On hold for 2015 due to Ebola outbreak
Katosi Village, Uganda
Provide health education to individuals in a remote fishing village in Uganda as part of a long term collaborative partnership with the Katosi people. (See http://www.stepupuganda.org/)
Participate with teams working in remote, isolated and gorgeous regions of the Indian Himalayas with Himalayan Health Exchange. (See http://www.himalayanhealth.com/)
Targu Mures, Romania
Emergency Medicine elective in Romania working with emergency health care services as part of the SMURD project.
Contact: Aaron Hexdall, MD
Native American Health
Inpatient and outpatient medicine on a Navajo reservation.