International Section Forum
Student requesting help in setting up international rotations
From: Hima Rao [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 10:58 AMTo: Dina GonzalesSubject: International Rotation Question
Good morning, Dina.
My name is Hima and I am a 2nd year Emergency Med Resident at the WMED Program in Kalamazoo, MI. We are a large residency program (3 yr program with 20 res/yr) and are very excited to be opening a new medical school in Kalamazoo next Fall. We have had a great deal of interest among the residents and core faculty this year in establishing a relationship with a hospital or clinic abroad in order to set up an international elective for our program where we would be able to travel and work with 4-5 resident and a faculty member for 1 month out of the year every year. We do have the option of going to Madagascar with our IM program here at WMED but given the size of our program, we would like to set up an EM focused international elective and develop a relationship with a region.
I am writing to you this morning to ask if you have any suggestions or contact persons who might be able to assist us in this endeavor.
Hima Rao. MD
EM PGY 2