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Global Health

Indiana University is the founding U.S. partner and leader of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), a globally-praised, large-scale community-based program that is dramatically improving health in western Kenya through research, training, and health services delivery. AMPATH serves nearly two million persons and includes programs that promote the health of individuals and communities; prevent disease; enhance research, human capacity development, medical care and service delivery; foster economic well-being; increase food security; and mitigate the social consequences of illness and disease.

Due to this longstanding history at Indiana University, many of the residents and faculty have a keen interest in Global Health. Our residents are invited to apply for the IU Interdepartmental Global Health Medical Residency Training Track during their intern year. The goals of this program are to:

  • Develop an interdepartmental cohort of residents with similar interests in global health training and careers
  • Develop sensitivity to health disparities and an understanding of the social, economic, cultural, and enviromental factors that contribute to health and disease
  • Provide clinical experiences that promote cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Encourage long-term commitment to global health issues, both domestic and international
  • Provide opportunities for mentorship by IUSM faculty with substantial experience in the field of global health.

Residents who participate in the Global Health Track are encouraged to use their elective time during their third or fourth year of residency to gain international experience at our affiliated teaching hospital in Kenya.

Please see additional information at the link below.

Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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