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International Emergency Medicine Training

As an emergency medicine resident at Baystate Medical Center, you have access to exciting international training opportunities through our International Emergency Medicine Program. This program is available to all residents and medical students in the Baystate Health system.

We’ve formed relationships with institutions and individuals who share our core values in countries including Romania, Mexico, Argentina, Haiti, and Jamaica. Our Global Health Initiative describes some of our international collaborations.

Why Residents Value This Program

Our residents value this program because it:

  • Ignites their passion for serving in under-served parts of the world
  • Opens their eyes about health care inequality
  • Introduces them to others who share their passion
  • Helps them become better physicians as they experience providing health care without the bountiful resources they’re accustomed to

We Are Committed to Teaching Emergency Medicine Around the World

We demonstrate our vision for improving health care throughout the world through active involvement in international conferences and other educational activities.

  • Our faculty members have extensive experience working, teaching, and doing research abroad. Recently our staff has been involved in projects in Vietnam, Italy, Haiti, Chad, Ghana, and Nepal to name a few.
  • We sponsor the Inter-American Emergency Medicine Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the largest such conference in Latin America. More than 2,500 physicians from throughout the Americas attended this annual world-class conference.
  • We regularly offer our international partners stand-alone courses including emergency ultrasound, toxicology, and emergency electrocardiography.

Our Core Values of Health Care Equality

  • Access to emergency medical care is a universal human right.
  • Health care should be tailored to the needs of those receiving it.
  • Integration with local health care providers is crucial to the success of any international health care initiative.
  • The quality of care should constantly be evaluated using the principles of evidence-based practice.