Global Health Elective Rotation



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The Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health provides 2 to 3 month Global Health Elective Rotations for Duke Cardiology Fellows and Duke residents in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology and the combined programs of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Internal Medicine/Psychiatry.

These elective rotations provide a valuable and unique experience for our residents. In addition to choosing from a wide selection of available locations, residents will conduct research and/or provide clinical care to patients abroad. In limited locations, only visual observation is permitted, however, many opportunities are available for residents to expand their teaching and lecturing skills.

To learn more about the value of a global health rotation, view our orientation presentation.

Click here to explore the world-wide locations available for Global Health Elective Rotations.

Application Process

Application process for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is currently closed. Applications will be accepted in September 2016 for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.








Criteria for candidate selection include:

  • Academic preparation and strength;
  • Sense of maturity, responsibility, and cultural sensitivity; and
  • Significance of pursuing a global health opportunity to further career goals.

Preference will be given to individuals who have already demonstrated a commitment to global health issues, specifically within the developing world.

Duke Cardiology Fellows (PGY 5 & 6) and Duke Residents from the Departments of Medicine (PGY 2), Pediatrics (PGY 2), Neurology (PGY 3), Med-Peds (PGY 3), and Med-Psych (PGY 4) may apply for rotations that will begin during the next academic year in either July or March.

In order to be considered for a Global Health Elective Rotation, applicants must provide the following:

  • A completed application form,
  • A statement from your Program Director giving you permission to apply, and
  • A copy of your CV.

Applications should be sent electronically to the Hubert-Yeargan Center Program Coordinator (Tara Pemble, Placements are competitive and contingent upon the qualifications of the applicant and availability.