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For Residents, Trainees & Students

This section will have recommendations for people who are still in their medical training.  We have tried to organize this section by country as much as possible, as the requirements do vary.


North America

Great News!  The Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has just approved international electives during general surgery and pediatric surgery residencies!  Click here for information, and consult the ACGME website for further details.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) standardizes curricula and competencies for global health and facilitates mutual exchange between institutions in rich and poor countries.

The Dramatic Expansion of University Engagement in Global Health, by the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, summarizes recent trends and outlines policy implications.

Residency Review Committee Guidelines, by Diana Farmer 


United Kingdom

Information for Trainees on OOPE (Out of Programme Experience) Abroad, by Miss Kokila Lakhoo, outlines specific recommendations for British trainees contemplating an international elective, as well as offering practical advice.

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