Information for Stanford medical residents and fellows to get involved in Global Health at Stanford.
Michele Barry, MD, Stanford’s senior associate dean for global health, created the residency track to give medical residents an understanding of overarching issues in global health while also showing them the individual contributions they could make to achieve health equity.
Residents gain robust clinical experience while rotating through the Internal Medicine departments of our 3-hospital system, and by participating in a 4-week Social Medicine rotation, where global health residents pack supplies into a backpack and head into the community to provide care for the homeless population of Santa Clara County. Global Health residents also have dedicated time for research with underserved populations around the world. Each resident, depending on individual interests and goals, spends six weeks overseas during their second year and as many as 12 weeks overseas during their third year caring for patients, conducting research, and building international partnerships that will continue to develop throughout their careers.