Domestic Global Health Elective
This IU School of Medicine elective is a domestic global health opportunity to participate as an advocate in the community. This is a 4-week local experience in Indianapolis with focus on cultural competencies in a global health experience designed to immerse students in direct understanding of the barriers that foreign born patients face in the local medical system, as well as increase the medical knowledge related with travel and tropical medicine.
During this course the student will have the opportunity to work in clinics that serve multicultural populations, recent immigrants, refugees as well as observe a travel medicine clinic. They will also have the opportunity to participate in some of the local community organizations that have direct contact with the immigrant and refugee population. The community partner is IUSM Student Outreach Clinic.
Contact: Ruben Hernandez Mondragon, MD
Dr. Colin Ray, who participated in 2018, reflects on his experience: "I deeply appreciate the eye-opening experiences of addressing the health care needs of people of various global backgrounds. On this rotation I was able to understand the lasting effects of adverse events such as living in refugee camps, and the chronic stress related to fear of imprisonment or deportation.”