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Course Number: ERMD 409

Course Title: International Elective in Emergency Medicine

Who can Participate?: 4th year medical students

Course description:

International Emergency Medicine rotations can be arranged in several countries including Turkey, Spain, Jamaica, New Zealand, Australia and across Africa. Senior students who are interested in pursuing this elective should contact course director at least three months in advance of the elective. No financial support is provided. The course director can be contacted for further information.

1. Gain insight into diagnosis and management of acute care conditions and the practice of Emergency Medicine in an International setting.

2. Demonstrate the highest standards of professional behavior. This should include respecting the rights of patients, staff, and colleagues, as well as exhibiting professional reliability, accountability and integrity.

3. Develop an awareness of cultural influences on Emergency Medicine.

4. Compare and contrast the practice of Medicine in the United States with that of another foreign country.

Learning Activities- 1. Independent study: Assigned readings (pre-travel) and completion of an online preparatory program The practitioner guide to global health.

Requirements: By permission only. To be arranged with faculty mentor. Student MUST Contact Dr. Myers at least three months prior to the start of the rotation. Please contact to make arrangements. Visiting students are not eligible for this elective.

Course Director: Justin Myers. Contact Kari Corker ( 919-843-8067

Course Credit: Yes, 6 credit hours

Time of Year & duration: