Global Health Experience

Over the past thirty years, almost 900 physicians-in-training and faculty have participated in the International Health Program, now known as the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, based in the Department of Internal Medicine's Office of Global Health. At least twenty Yale Residents are selected to participate each year. 

The program consists of a six week elective rotation at one of our carefully selected sites in the developing world. The rotations offer unusual opportunities for residents to enrich their physical diagnosis skill and their knowledge about the practice of medicine in settings with few resources and to build medical education capacity through presentations for their host colleagues. 

In addition, residents gain a healthy respect for cultural diversity and the value systems of other cultures. 

Current sites include: 

  • Kampala, 
  • Uganda; 
  • Tugela Ferry, South Africa; 
  • Sukadana, 
  • Indonesia; 
  • Monrovia, Liberia; and 
  • Asmara, Eritrea.

Office of Global Health

The mission of the Department of Internal Medicine’s Office of Global Health is to confront the disparities in global health through research, education and health services in partnership with institutions serving resource-limited communities around the world.