The list of sites is an example of some of the readily available international electives for our residents. Many residents develop their own international experience with mentors throughout the hospital and abroad.
Laos: Health Frontiers, an American NGO, supports Pediatric Residency Training for Lao physicians. For information on doing an elective in Laos, visit the Health Frontiers website, or contact Melanie Anspacher, MD, Laos Project Director.
Roatan: Rotations in Roatan at the Clinica Esperanza or Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic through Kristen Breslin, MD. See Roatan Rotation Summary for more information and language skill requirements.
Baylor Pediatric AIDS Corp: Opportunities for international electives are available at various sites through the Baylor Pediatric AIDS Corp. Please contact BIPAI Alum/Mentors Kathy Ferrer, MD or Clarissa Dudley, MD for more information.
Thailand: An elective in Chiang Saen, Thailand includes both clinical experience at a local hospital and volunteer work with an organization dedicated to victims of child trafficking. Contact Dafina Good, MD. See Thailand Elective for more information on this rotation.
India: Elective opportunities at various academic centers in India can be arranged with the supervision of Nalini Singh, MD.
Philippines: Residents can rotate at the The Philippine General Hospital, a 102-year old national tertiary referral center and teaching hospital of University of Philippines Manila. Interested residents can contact Nathalie Quion, MD.
GWU has numerous international sites that are established for medical student electives but also are available for resident electives. Contact the GWU Office of International Medicine for more information.
- GWU Elective Sites
- Project Medishare: Several Children's pediatric residents and faculty have joined a team from GWU to provide health care in Haiti through Project Medishare. Please contact Dr. Jeremy Kern if you would like more information on this experience or the GWU International Office for information on upcoming missions.Project Medishare Information (PDF)
Preparation for Overseas Work
Further resources and articles regarding preparation are available on the CNMC residents’ Blackboard website.
Resources to Learn About Destination Country
View individual country statistics or compare countries or regions using the Customized Statistical Tables tool.