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The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine has a long-standing interest in global health and a record of consistent faculty support and involvement. Previous residents have visited many different countries including:  Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Mexico, Micronesia, and Russia.

International Opportunities

    • An International Language Rotation
      • Interested residents can choose to schedule an elective as an International Language Rotation. This is especially encouraged for those residents needing Spanish language skills who are interested in working with the Community Health Clinics for the secondary longitudinal clinic experience.
    • International Medicine/Global Health rotations
    • Residents may plan their own rotation experience or participate in a program through the University of Utah Global Health Alliance (UUGHA) Read more about the UUGHA programs.
    • The Division of Physician Assistant Studies within the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine leads medical education and service trips yearly to Guatemala, Nepal and Thailand. These trips welcome Family Medicine Resident participants. Please see the Global Partners site for details.
    • Residents may use CME time to attend conferences on global health
      • WONCA Global Family Doctor World Conference

Local Opportunities

Many medical providers doing international work seek out local opportunities to work with underserved and ethnically diverse populations. The following list highlights some of these local opportunities.

    • 4th Street Clinic
      • Residents may choose to do an elective at this local clinic for people experiencing homelessness.
    • Community Health Centers
      • The residency has a long-standing relationship of working closely with Community Health Centers. Residents interested in providing care for this primarily Spanish-speaking population have the opportunity to work at a CHC site as their secondary longitudinal clinic in 2nd and 3rd year.
    • Maliheh Free Clinic
      • Provides same-day access to medical care. Residents rotate here during their Community and Preventive Medicine Rotation and may schedule additional time as well.
    • New American Health Care
      • All residents have the opportunity in their continuity clinics to care for refugees relocated to Utah.
    • People’s Clinic
      • Residents spend time at this non-profit, primary care clinic that provides high-quality medical services to an uninsured population in Park City, Utah.