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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

Zumbahua, Ecuador

Clinical work in a rural hospital with possible involvement in a nutrition project.
Email:  Jane Cross, MD

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Work with the academic St. Damien’s Consortium at Haiti’s only free-standing Children’s hospital. (See
http://www.stdamiencollaborative.org)

Colon, Honduras

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

Africa

Monrovia, Liberia

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/)

Asia

Indian Himalayas

Participate with teams working in remote, isolated and gorgeous regions of the Indian Himalayas with Himalayan Health Exchange. (See http://www.himalayanhealth.com/)

Europe

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

Fort Defiance, Arizona

Inpatient and outpatient medicine on a Navajo reservation.