Students & Residents
The Office of Global Health (OGH) serves to bring together the highly regarded Wake Forest School of Medicine, the Residency-Training Programs, Faculty and Staff with the goal of fostering global health education, elevating clinical care, and enhancing collaborative research while incorporating a world view into medicine.
Currently, the 4th year medical student global health elective information is available on eWake (only WFSM enrolled medical students have access to this link). The OGH can assist in identifying elective locations, approval of elective sites, and potential scholarship opportunities for these electives. Moving forward, Wake Forest Baptist Health endeavors to identify several affiliated sites worldwide with which to focus our global health activities.
For residents, the OGH is working to develop available resources for training programs to have a cache of educational information for global health education. Current resources (only WFSM enrolled residents and medical students have access to this link) developed for the SOM provide much of the same information. In addition, funding is also available for those residents wishing to participate in approved elective rotations in global health. The specifics of the approval process must meet current ACGME requirements and those established within the specific residency. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the School of Medicine are dedicated to fostering increased global health opportunities that make an impact in those we serve - and ourselves.
Interested in obtaining a deeper understanding of Global Health? Consider the Global Health Certificate Program - A 20 month program dedicated to building a foundational understanding of global health that will enhance your career goals and foster the ability to integrate global health into your future pursuits.
For international medical students interested in completing an educational opportunity at WFBMC, an application must be completed and submitted to the OGH at least 90 days prior to the beginning date of the desired rotation. Those applications completed in entirety will be reviewed and each academic year, no more than 5 final year medical students in good standing at their home medical school will be selected to complete 1 four week rotation.
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