To apply for Intramural or external electives, students must start planning early. Please complete forms for Dean Mendez in Student Affairs and Dr. Amy Blair of the CCGH.Applications are required for all students and can be found in myLUMEN Elective Registration. All applications will be reviewed and approved by Dr. Amy Blair. The deadline for Intramural elective slot reservation is July. A firm deadline of December will be applied for all international electives.
Students will be required to submit additional documentation after July 1 to finalize their enrollment in the elective. Forms that are required by the Center for Community and Global Health include:
- Emergency Contact Form
- Conditions of Participation in International Clinical Electives Form
- Acknowledgement of Risks and Responsibilities Form
- Assumption of Risk and Release Form
- CISI - Evacuation Repatriation Insurance Carrier
- International Evacuation Repatriation/Insurance
Forms should be turned into the CCGH office for final elective approval.
All international electives will be graded according to the official grading system (Pass/Fail). International elective grades are completed by a student's on-site supervisor and are based on elective performance and successful completion of elective requirements. The evaluation form requires the elective supervisor to provide written comments related to the student's understanding, skill development, professional attitude, demonstrated competencies, and any other criteria which were specified to be met during the elective. Final grades will be determined by Dr. Amy Blair.
Accepted students must pick up a paper grade evaluation from the CCGH office prior to their departure and are due to the CCGH office immediately upon a student's return.
Several field experiences in Global Health are offered as Intramural electives at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Current Intramural electives are offered in:
- Santa Cruz, Bolivia (CSGH 403)
- Santa Clotilde, Peru (CSGH 406)
- Hermosillo, Mexico (CCGH 408)
- Kumasi, Ghana (CCGH 407)
- Changzhou, China (CCGH 411)
- Peten, Guatemala (CCGH 402)
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (CCGH 405)
External Elective Opportunities
External International Electives are approved by the Director of the Center for Community and Global Health on a case-by-case basis. Please review the policies and procedures for students taking External International Electives. Individually designed External Electives should be planned early. Students should:
- Allow at least 3-months preparation time for approval, logistics planning and agreements between institutions
- Reflect on goals for elective and career
- Find a site mentor/champion
- See "Planning Your Global Health Elective" on GHEC and University of Arizona website
- Complete CSGH-499 online application in the Elective Registration System at least 3-months before the desired rotation start date
Examples of Local and International External Elective Opportunities
(list should not be considered inclusive)
- Antigua, Guatemala
- Child Family Health International (CFHI)
- Correctional Health
- International Opportunity - Health through Walls Organization with SSOM alum, John May, MD
- Cermak Health of Cook County - Immediate, Emergency and Primary Care with Elizabeth Feldman, MD
- Domestic Underserved
- South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER)- Environmental Medicine/Border Health with a PH focus.
- Community for Children (CfC) - Community for Children: At the Border and Beyond is a signature program of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in South Texas. It is designed to prepare future physicians to provide compassionate, effective leadership within community collaborations. Application is open to upper level medical students and residents. View the program flyer.
- Nogales, Arizona Border Experience - acute care of immigrants at NGO's resource center with an in-depth view of multiple ethical and legal landscape of immigration realities
- Himalayan Health Exchange - Himalayan Health Exchange will organize the following medical & dental camps in the remote Trans - Himalayan regions of North India and Indo-Tibetan Borderlands
- Indian Health Service
- Various sites to choose from including Rapid City, Kenes Canyon, Sage Memorial, Gallup New Mexico, Phoenix
- Early planning is required for placement
- Institute for International Medicine
- Nepal (Anesthesia)
- Santiago, Chile
- Santiago, Dominican Republic (ENT)
- Save a Child's Heart - Holon, Israel
- University of Arizona Clinical and Community Care Course - Held in October
- Internal funding for intramural electives and some external electives may be available in the form of reimbursement. Additional information regarding funding will be announced to students upon elective enrollment.
- Global Health Elective - Financial Resource List
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