International Rotations & Global Health

Meaningful engagement to improve the health of our communities is an essential component of our training program. Some of our residents have wished to expand their exposure and impact outside of our local community and have pursued immersion experiences across the United States, as well as internationally. Residents training in our program are eligible to apply for institutional funding to support up to four weeks during their four years of training to practice at sites outside of the University of Michigan Health System.

  • Prior rotations in the United States have included: NASA to learn about aerospace medicine, Alaska and New Mexico as part of the Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Prior international rotations have included: Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Peru, and Uganda

In addition, residents have ongoing opportunities to provide care for disadvantaged patients through required rotations and volunteering at our Student Run Free Clinic, Ypsilanti Women’s Prison, HOPE Clinic (clinic for the uninsured), Corner Clinic (teen clinic), Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center in Detroit (FQHC in Detroit), and summer migrant farm workers’ clinic.