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.
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.
The Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) is a non-profit organization with vast resources for students and residents (as well as practicing physicians) who are interested in working in global health. There are links to bibliographies and learning modules, free for those at affiliated institutions, and at a nominal annual fee for others.
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.
North American University Global Health Programs is a list of all known formal programs.
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
Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme: Downloadable British Paediatric Surgery Syllabus, outlining the expected skills of trainees
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.
Educational supervision of trainees on OOPT, by the Joint Committee on Surgical Training, outlines the process that must be followed to ensure adequate supervision while working overseas as a trainee