Global Health Experience

During your intern year you are able to elect into our global health experience during your training here at Montefiore. It incompasses a month of formal curriculum during your PGY2 year and is designed as an intense immersion into the clinical, social, economic and political aspects of health in the developing world. It features 60 hours of seminars led by faculty from Einstein, with invited speakers from other academic institutions, and various non-governmental organizations such as Doctors for Global Health and Doctors without Borders. Montefiore global health faculty and fellows are intimately involved in running the Global Health Elective and have dedicated time to train residents here during their elective as well as supervise their learning experience at our affiliated site abroad.

In the PGY-III year, residents have the opportunity to apply what they have learned by participating in a month-long rotation at a rural hospital in Kisoro, Uganda. This program exists in collaboration with Doctors for Global Health and Einstein, and has given our residents hands-on experience practicing clinical medicine in the developing world. Residents reinforce their knowledge while in the US through ongoing global health journal clubs and case reviews orchestrated by global health faculty. This is a beloved rotation amongst our trainees, and it has transformed the career direction of many.