Global Health is a broad field, allowing for opportunities to participate in various capacities. These include but are not limited to Emergency Medicine education and training, humanitarian aid and disaster response, systems development, tropical medicine, refugee health, and international public health. Residents who are interested in pursuing Global Health are encouraged to meet with faculty to explore opportunities that align with their clinical and geographic interests. In recent years, faculty and residents have provided care in Cambodia, Kenya, Gambia, Mexico, Peru, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Zambia, Fiji, South Africa, Nepal, Haiti, and Guatemala. Without travelling beyond San Antonio, our residents care for patients from all over the world on a daily basis. University Hospital is a provider to the global community, with over 100 different citizenships and greater than 130 birth countries represented in the visitors to the UHS Emergency Department in 2015.
Residents also have the opportunity to volunteer at the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic (SARHC). The SARHC is a student-led multi-disciplinary clinic that provides free care to refugees who have been relocated to San Antonio. This is a valuable experience to provide care to underserved populations from around the world, and a great opportunity to teach medical students
In July 2017, the UTHSCSA Department of Emergency Medicine started a one-year Global Health fellowship. Fellows will work as part time faculty in the Emergency Department as they complete curriculum and field work related to tropical medicine, refugee health, emergency medicine education and training, and international public health. Field work is tailored to the fellow's interests. If you would like more information, please contact the Fellowship Director, Browning Wayman. email@example.com