INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY
One of the most exciting aspects of our residency program is the ability to participate in missions to international locations. These missions can take several forms, from providing humanitarian assistance, to working in military research laboratories learning about tropical infectious diseases, to attending international conferences. Residents have recently traveled to places such as American Samoa, Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Peru, Nepal and Kenya.
Residents may rotate at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and spend four weeks working in the trauma ICU. Interns and residents also have the opportunity to travel to various conferences and courses. These include the Army/Air Force chapter meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national ACP meeting, the Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course, the Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference, and board review courses held in various locations.
Due to funding limitations, off-island rotations are considered electives and are not guaranteed. Residents may need to independently secure funding for some off-island rotations.
Cruising the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, after the
Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 2010
International HIV/AIDS Conference
Tropical Infectious Diseases elective rotation, Cairo, Egypt
Providing medical care to a patient in the Philippines
Elective in tropical medicine at the Army Research lab in Kisumu, Kenya, 2008
Elective in tropical medicine at Army research laboratory in Kisumu, Kenya
Medical Exchange Visit
Thai Binh Provincial Hospital, Vietnam
Providing medical care to a dialysis patient in the Pacific island nation of Nauru
Cardiology Humanitarian Mission
Federated States of Micronesia