Department of Medicine

Global Health Scholars Track in Internal Medicine

The Global Health Track in Internal medicine funds two residents per year started in 2011 and provides training in global health through a customizable program  which includes clinical experiences as a J&J scholar at an established site (Rwanda, Borneo, Uganda, South Africa, Liberia, Zimbabwe, and Colombia), unique continuity clinics, underserved population ward rotations at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and a potential masters in a concentration of choice such as International Policy, Environment and Resources, Health Care Policy or Epidemiology.

In addition, scholars will play active roles in global health events, courses and seminars throughout their training. Examples include the global health “hot” topics, case-based tropical medicine course, conversations in global health, an intensive two-week global health course and global health journal club.

Unique Global Health Track:

Short-Track Option (toward subspecialty fellowship) Standard Track Option Split Track Option

PGY-1: Regular year with Unique Continuity Clinic (continues throughout residency)

PGY-1: Unique Continuity Clinic (continues throughout residency)

PGY-1: Unique Continuity Clinic  (continues throughout residency)

PGY-2: 6 weeks as J&J scholar

PGY-2: 6 weeks as J&J scholar, HIV rotation and intensive 2-week global health course

Allows residents to complete the final 2 years of residency over 3 years by alternating 6-months of residency training with 6-months of research.

PGY-3:  Plan for Master’s Program to be completed during fellowship

Residents can 1) spend up to 3 months overseas, or 2) combine an overseas rotation (6-8 weeks) with a research block (4-6 weeks) or Kaiser Family Foundation to study global health policy, depending on their individual goals  

PGY-4: Master’s Program (potentially as part of fellowship program)

Current Global Health Residents

Rajaie Batniji, DPhil, MD
Alex Sandhu, MD
Meghana Gadgil, MD
Anna Chen Orroyo, MD
Andy Chang , MD
Laura Greisman, MD

For any questions about the global health track, please contact the Center for Innovation in Global Health Program Manager, Larkin Callaghan

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