Goals

  • Develop knowledge of the community, national, and international determinants of health as they apply to a particular practice site and more broadly. 
  • Develop an understanding of separate health system and the role of a visiting resident physician in that system.
  • Develop concepts of social justice in global health.  Specifically to understand the interrelationship of poverty, oppression, environmental degradation and their impact on health. 
  • Develop a critique of medical volunteer work abroad and be able to discuss the power dynamics and ethics involved.
  • Develop the skill to communicate effectively with patients from another cultural and socioeconomic setting.
  • Develop clinical and diagnostic skills for a low resource setting.
  • Develop disease specific knowledge (area specific)
  • Attain or practice relevant procedural skills (area specific)
  • Understand opportunities and limitation for future international medical work
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