Global Health Scholars Program
The mission of the OHSU Internal Medicine (IM) Global Health Scholars Program is to supplement and enrich a robust internal medicine curriculum with opportunities in global health. In this regard, the OHSU IM Global Health Scholars Program endorses a broad definition of Global Health rooted in interdisciplinary collaboration to promote better health for all (Koplan, et al. June 2009).
OHSU IM Global Health Scholars will (1) participate in local interdisciplinary lectures and journal clubs, (2) learn from online modules and selected readings, and (3) rotate through local and international clinical sites during the second and third year of residency. The IM Global Health Scholars Program is an optional supplement to OHSU's Internal Medicine residency curriculum for those residents with an interest in Global Health.
Clinical Rotation in Botswana
The Botswana-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)- Program is based at Scottish Livingstone Hospital (SLH), a large district hospital in Botswana located in Molepolole, an hour from the capital city of Gaborone. The OHSU Internal Medicine Residency program joined the program in 2014. Visiting residents from BIDMC, OHSU and other institutions work at SLH for four weeks. They primarily deliver inpatient care on a general medical service. Residents are exposed to a wide range of inpatient conditions, including HIV and TB. Opportunities are in place for residents to participate in research and quality improvement.More about the Botswana-BIDMC program
Local Global Health Clinical Electives
Global Health Scholars, in their second year, may select an Indian Health Service experience (Pendleton, Oregon, Gallup, New Mexico or Anchorage, Alaska) or stay local in Portland and rotate through South West Community Health Center, Multnomah County Clinic, Community Resource and Referral Center (focused on homeless Veterans), and the Wallace Medical Van.
OHSU Global Health Center
The OHSU Global Health Center facilitates collaboration with the global health community to promote quality and equity in health worldwide. OHSU networks with domestic and international communities and is developing programs for students, faculty, staff and partners that will promote global health awareness, research, education and advocacy.