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International opportunities

International Emergency Medicine

The International Emergency Medicine Program at BIDMC strives to promote the growth of academic programs and clinical excellence in Emergency Medicine worldwide. Its other goals are to foster international collaboration and to provide assistance to members of the international community to develop Emergency Medicine within the context of the healthcare needs of their own countries. Current active projects involve Emergency Medicine systems in Russia, Europe, Central and South America, as well as CME programs in Italy. The International Emergency Medicine program has also recently received grant funding from the United Nations to promote Emergency Medicine worldwide.

South Africa Elective

This elective is open to EM3s, which allows senior residents for 3 or 4 weeks to practice clinical emergency medicine with attending supervision in a busy emergency department outside of Cape Town, South Africa. The hospital sees a tremendous amount of trauma volume and residents will have access to perform ample amount of chest tubes, intubations and other procedures.

Harvard Humanitarian Studies Initiative for Residents

Residents can take part in the Harvard Humanitarian Studies Initiative for Residents. This program trains residents in humanitarian response to disaster and refugee crises. This two year educational program includes a two-week intensive course on humanitarian issues followed by a month-long international field placement in a humanitarian setting. Learn more here.

Global Health Residency Program

Residents can participate in monthly lectures and journal clubs focused on global health issues. In addition, they have the opportunity to participate in a 6 week summer program at the Harvard School for Public Health and travel for a global health
international experience. Learn more here.