Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

International Opportunities

The Department of Surgery encourages residents to have an international experience for professional growth and development. An international medical experience can provide excellent opportunities for service learning in remote or under-served parts of the world.

Residents can pursue an international experience either for credit during the 3rd year elective rotation or on a volunteer basis during vacation time. Potential international experiences are listed below. For further details, including contact information, please go to the Department of Surgery Blackboard site.

AsiaLatin AmericaAfrica

Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen, THAILAND

Capital University, Beijing, CHINA


Centro Medico Humberto Parra, BOLIVIA

Solidarity Bridge, BOLIVIA

Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, MEXICO

Hillside Community Clinic, BELIZE

Care Foundation, PERU

Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA

Makarere Univeristy, UGANDA


Hopital de District de Kolofata, CAMEROON

Overseas Checklist

Once you have identified a potential experience the following steps must be completed to obtain approval from the Department of Surgery, McGaw and NMH for volunteering overseas during vacation time or rotating overseas for a clinical rotation. Approval must be granted by all 3 entities.

If you have any additional questions please contact:

Resident Contact: Amanda Hayman
Faculty Contact: Marie Crandall
Department Contact: Mary Schuller

International Opportunities