Global Medicine Pathway

Pathway Video

Pathway Overview

What do we get to do?

There are three main components of our pathway

Focused Global Medicine Education
  • Multidisciplinary workshops and simulations on various global health, wilderness medicine, and epidemiologic topics
  • Morning report teleconferences with our friends in Maputo, Mozambique
  • Pairing with a dedicated, personal faculty mentor who has built their career around Global Medicine
  • Joining a community of physicians and other providers who have the goal of providing the best care possible in any environment
  • Opportunity to work on a scholarly project focused on an aspect of Global Medicine of your choice
Border Health Rotation in Tijuana, Mexico
  • With Tijuana just 20 miles south of San Diego, residents can get a Global Health experience during the day while still returning home each evening!
  • 4-week rotation with experience in a variety of clinical settings:
    • Tijuana General Hospital
    • International Health Collective Clinic
    • Health Frontiers in Tijuana Clinic
    • Plus opportunities in development!
International Elective in Maputo, Mozambique
  • 1-month elective in Maputo, Mozambique with housing and housekeeping provided by the program
  • Due to the pandemic, this component of our international elective has been on hold, but we are continuously re-evaluating the state of the pandemic and will reinitiate it as soon as possible
  • >100 residents have participated in this opportunity since its launch in 2009

Top Left: Map of Mozambique with Maputo at the southernmost tip. Top Right: Map of San Diego and Tijuana, where many departments at UCSD spend time caring for patients across the Mexican border. Bottom: Prior graduate, Dr. Hemali Batra-Sharma performing and sharing point-of-care ultrasound tips for her team at Central Hospital in Maputo, Mozambique.

With COVID-19 & Future Plans

Currently, due to both local and international travel restrictions afoot with the COVID-19 pandemic, some components of our pathway have been put on hold. However, this has not stopped us from continuing to develop them! Our leadership is working with our partners in Maputo, as well as healthcare facilities in Tijuana, Mexico, and other countries, in order to continue to expand the diverse experiences we can offer our residents!

While the state of the pandemic has made it necessary to curtail certain aspects of our learning, we also see it as an opportunity to create experiences and build relationships that may not have been possible before.

Thank you for learning a bit more about us! We wish you luck and hope to see you on your interview trail!