Residents & Fellows

Opportunities in Global Health

Learn more about some of the programs on campus open to our residents and fellows.

There are numerous opportunities for MUSC residents and fellows from different departments to get involved in global health activities. While some programs have structured tracks, others may have a faculty member with global health experience.

1. Pediatrics Residency Global Health Track

The Pediatric Global Health Track is a longitudinal experience in global child health – available to pediatrics and medicine-pediatric residents – that incorporates one-on-one mentoring, clinical experiences, competency-based curriculum, didactics, monthly journal clubs, and an international clinical elective (or a stateside global health experience) in the final year. Trainees will gain a better understanding of the general principles related to the health of children in underserved communities both at home and around the world.

2. Radiology Residency Global Health Elective

The MUSC Department of Radiology has partnered with OneWorld Health to offer a global health elective to interested senior radiology residents at the Masindi Kitara Medical Center (MKMC) in Uganda. The experience culminates with a four-week rotation in Uganda, where the resident participates in daily activities of the clinic, works with local practitioners to optimize image acquisition and interpretation, performs image-guided procedures, and delivers didactic lectures. 

3. Surgery Residency Global Health Elective

The MUSC Department of Surgery aims to foster the training and development of residents who are prepared to meet these challenges and opportunities of the modern era with an international rotation in Cameroon, West Africa. This one-month International elective rotation is designed to not only expose the residents to the diversity and intensity of surgical disease in the third world but also some of the active ways of meeting this need. Our elective rotation is purposefully located in a teaching institution. Mbingo Baptist Hospital (MBH) has a surgical residency program training African surgeons to work in their own countries.

4. Cardiology Fellowship Global Health Elective in Tanzania

MUSC has been training leaders in cardiology for more than 50 years. The goal of this ACGME-accredited program is to provide outstanding training in cardiovascular medicine through structured and systematic instruction in the science and art of cardiovascular disease.

5. Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Global Health

The International Emergency Medicine and Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a program organized through the Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) in collaboration with the MUSC Department of Public Health and OneWorld Health. The purpose of this Fellowship is to promote hands-on clinical field experience, educational initiatives, and research pertinent to the advancement of global emergency medicine