Global Health Track: Pre-Departure Planning


  • The Program Director must approve that the resident is in good-standing to be eligible for an away rotation elective.
  • International electives will need to be pre-approved based on experience, safety, and supervision.
  • All residents traveling internationally are required to:
    • Review the US State Department Travel Warning
      • Any country with a Travel Advisory level 3 or 4 will not be approved for an elective unless otherwise approved from the Program Director
    • Complete a pre-travel medical assessment with their personal Primary Care Physician to obtain proper immunizations and prophylaxis
    • Obtain traveler’s insurance (This can be obtained from any company, example: CISI)
    • Suggested: review the CIA World Factbook to improve understanding of your host country