Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 559–562

Taking it Global: Structuring Global Health Education in Residency Training

  • Gitanjli Arora
  • Jonathan Ripp
  • Jessica Evert
  • Tracy Rabin
  • Janis P. Tupesis
  • James Hudspeth

DOI: 10.1007/s11606-016-3843-7

Cite this article as:
Arora, G., Ripp, J., Evert, J. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (2017) 32: 559. doi:10.1007/s11606-016-3843-7


To meet the demand by residents and to provide knowledge and skills important to the developing physician, global health (GH) training opportunities are increasingly being developed by United States (U.S.) residency training programs. However, many residency programs face common challenges of developing GH curricula, offering safe and mentored international rotations, and creating GH experiences that are of service to resource-limiting settings. Academic GH partnerships allow for the opportunity to collaborate on education and research and improve health care and health systems, but must ensure mutual benefit to U.S. and international partners. This article provides guidance for incorporating GH education into U.S. residency programs in an ethically sound and sustainable manner, and gives examples and solutions for common challenges encountered when developing GH education programs.


Global health education Residency training 

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gitanjli Arora
    • 1
  • Jonathan Ripp
    • 2
  • Jessica Evert
    • 3
  • Tracy Rabin
    • 4
  • Janis P. Tupesis
    • 5
    • 6
  • James Hudspeth
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Palliative MedicineKaiser Permanente Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Family and Community MedicineUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Internal MedicineYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  5. 5.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  6. 6.Global Health InstituteUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  7. 7.Department of Internal MedicineBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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