Residents who are interested in this elective should complete and submit an Elective Research Rotation – Global Medicine Form by the middle of the year prior to the year of requested participation in the rotation.
To be eligible for this elective rotation, residents must be in excellent standing within the residency program.
All applicants will be considered.
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The UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program's Global Medicine elective offers second- and third-year residents the opportunity to engage in clinical and research activities at a UC San Diego-affiliated medical center in Maputo, Mozambique.
During their rotation in Maputo, UC San Diego residents work alongside the residents and faculty of the internal medicine residency program at the Maputo Central Hospital, the major teaching hospital for the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) School of Medicine.
Since the elective was first offered in July 2009, 108 UC San Diego internal medicine residents have completed the Maputo rotation. In the bilateral exchange of residents and faculty, more than 20 Mozambican internal medicine residents have completed rotations at UC San Diego.
In addition, UCSD has hosted numerous faculty members from the UEM Department of Medicine as well as surgeons, the director of pathology, three pathology technicians and parasitology laboratory technicians from UEM.