Department of Pediatrics International Elective
The MUSC Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of children both locally and worldwide through research, clinical care and through incorporation of global health into the residency training curriculum. Through didactic teaching all residents are exposed to the unique problems faced by children in the developing world and gain an appreciation of the state of the world’s children. The Department is also dedicated to maintain high quality, mentored international rotations for those residents with a special interest in global health. An obligation for these residents upon returning is to pass on their knowledge to the broader pediatric community at MUSC through presentations and facilitated discussions. As a result, our pediatric program is well founded in the broader needs of children worldwide and is truly a global entity.
Residents who would like to participate in an elective at an overseas site may be eligible to do so during their 3rd year of residency. Dr. Andrea Summer, co-director for the MUSC International Adoption Clinic and a mentor for residents interested in global health, directs the clinical elective at Selian Lutheran Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. Funding for residents selected to participate in international settings has been available to continue the resident's salary for the time they are away, but travel expenses are the responsibility of the resident. This is a month long experience in a mission hospital in one of the larger cities near Mt Kilimanjaro where residents work with Tanzanian physicians, clinical officers, residents and medical students to provide care to children on the inpatient wards, nursery, and outpatient clinics.
For additional information, contact Dr. Andrea Summer at firstname.lastname@example.org