FAQs


What sites are available for travel during the FM853 International Primary Care Clerkship?  Currently, the sites available include Costa Rica (via ICHAI), Ecuador, Mexico, India, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Bolivia, France, Austria, South Africa, Zambia, Oman, Ethiopia and Israel. All clerkships are for four weeks. There is flexibility in choosing which period to complete your rotation. For more details visit this page.

If I want to go to a site that is not available, what is the process?  We want to offer the best opportunities for our students going abroad and this means vetting the individual sites and preceptors to make sure they can provide an educational experience aligned with our core educational goals. We are continuously reviewing and updating our list of sites based on student feedback and can address requests for new sites individually based on what they offer. Keep in mind that even for vetted sites, the process of institutional approval may take up to 12 months. 

Is financial support available for abroad rotations? If so, how do I apply and what are the deadlines?   Competitive scholarships for abroad rotations are available through the Department of Family and Community Medicine Gladys Renaker International Health Experience Scholarship, Child Family Health International, and the University of Kentucky Education Abroad Program. For more information about Renaker and CFHI scholarships, contact Jenny Berelson, Health Education Coordinator, at 859-257-2826, or jenny.berelson@uky.edu.  For information on Education Abroad funding, visit HERE

QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH ELECTIVE:

What is the time commitment for the Introduction to Global Health course?  The course will vary in length for each student, but the approximate time commitment will be between 25-35 hours. This includes the course modules, readings, and required seminars. This is a one-semester course, and can be taken any semester between Spring of the M1 year and Spring of the M2 year. If you enroll in the course and decide not to complete it, you can drop with no penalty.

How many seminars do I need to complete for the Introduction to Global Health course?  You are required to attend a total of two seminars during the semester-long course. Three to four seminars will be offered per semester.

How do I receive credit for attending the Introduction to Global Health seminars?  In order to receive credit you must participate actively in the discussion and complete your information on the sign-in sheet at the event. If for some reason you were in attendance and did not sign the sheet, please contact the Global Health Coordinator to let us know immediately in order to receive credit.

Once I complete a module/quiz do I need to submit anything to receive credit?  The modules and quizzes will have you submit your completion certificate to Canvas or a screen shot of your proof of completion. Follow the directions on Canvas.

Other questions?
Contact the Global Health Office at 859-323-8048.