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Global Health Program

The OU Internal Medicine Global Health and Social Justice Program was founded in 2014 in an effort to educate and expose our residents to health care challenges around the world. The program consists of a 2-year cycling curriculum with bimonthly lectures and journal clubs focused on current events in global health. Those who complete the program will earn a Global Health and Social Justice Certificate and be eligible to participate in a one month international rotation during their PGY-2 or PGY-3 year. Our current rotation site is in Uganda at Gulu Regional Hospital and St. Monica’s Health Clinic. There, residents are able to take care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings with limited resources and diverse pathology. In the future, the program is looking to expand rotation sites into Central America.


"The best part about my experience in Uganda was how it broadened my perception of health care in general. In Oklahoma City I get to practice medicine with the maximum amount of resources available to me. In Uganda, care was provided with hardly any resources at all. This was very eye-opening to me and gave me a new appreciation for how to best use our resources in the States effectively."
- Taha Khan, MD



"The global health lecture series and elective abroad deepened my understanding of the issues facing resource limited populations and provided a hands on experience treating tropical diseases.  It also motivated me to think about effective and judicious allocation of resources at home, and increased my desire to advocate for patients with limited access to health care."
-Teresa Yanchak, MD

Uganda Photos