There are a number of electives in other countries or areas of the United States. Internal Medicine offers trips to Honduras and the Amazon. Your salary and benefits are covered on all of our international electives. In addition, air fare is covered on some of them as well!
Pediatrics has been expanding their experiences dramatically in the last few years. Cincinnati Children's has a dedicated Global Health Center, whose mission is to provide international experiences for every resident.
There are now established rotations in the Indian Health Service (USA), Kenya, Malawi, and the Dominican Republic. There is $1000 travel money provided during your 2nd and 4th years, as well as a separate Global Health Fund which provides $500-1000 for overseas electives. In addition, we encourage residents to apply for National and Regional AAP grants!
Our residents also have the option to create a designer elective to a site of their choice. The option to create electives is limited only by approval from the boards (ABIM and ABP), completing our application process, and scheduling of the electives.
We have had residents do designer rotations in more than a dozen states, Vietnam, China, more than 5 countries in Africa (Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Swaziland, South Africa,, Ghana), Nepal, India, and many countries in South America.