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.
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
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.
- Complete a the Waiver for Overseas Rotation (pdf).
- Complete the Request for Elective GME Rotation to Non-McGaw Institution (word doc) form.
- Give the signed forms above to Mary Schuller, Surgical Education Manager.
- For residents interested in rotating overseas during their 3rd year elective time only. With the supervising faculty member with whom you will work, create a list of learning objectives for your experience. Send this list along with the name & contact information (phone number, email address, fax #) for the supervising faculty member to Mary Schuller. A letter of agreement between McGaw and this faculty member will need to be signed and Mary Schuller will process that paperwork on your behalf.
If you have any additional questions please contact:
Resident Contact: Amanda Hayman
Faculty Contact: Marie Crandall
Department Contact: Mary Schuller