For Medical Residents

Develop your skills in global health

International educational experiences can greatly enhance clinical training and enrich residents’ career development. The Global Health Office can help facilitate these experiences for all residents. In addition, a number of departments have strong global health units:

All residents should follow the PGME guidelines on international education, found here: PGME guidelines on international education.

Global health options for you

Benefit from the many global health opportunities available to you:

International Rotations/Electives

Residents interested in International electives should contact to discuss options and process.   


Research in global health

Residents can learn about global health through collaborative research with institutions in developing countries. Residents may work with investigators conducting research overseas, giving them the chance to learn about basic science and clinical research methods, specific global health topics and research ethics.

Time is often a limiting factor for residents. It can be more efficient for a resident to do part of an established project themselves, under the supervision of a faculty research mentor. To find out which faculty are currently involved in global health research please visit our faculty page.

Global Health Awards

We also have the Dr. Jock Murray Award for Resident Leadership in Global Health that is presented annually in the spring. 

Past recipients of the Dr. TJ Jock Murray Resident Award for Leadership in Global Health include:



The GHO will host regular events to inspire and inform health professionals, students and the community to become more involved in global health. Visit our events page or follow us on Twitter.

For more information on global health education opportunities for medical residents please contact