Cox Family Medicine Residency

Contact Information

Cox Family Medicine Residency
c/o International Curriculum Director
1423 N Jefferson, Ste. A-100
Springfield, MO 65802

Description of Program

The Cox Family Medicine Residency is passionate about equipping physicians to practice full-scope family medicine, both domestically and internationally. Over 75% of our residents have an interest in international medicine. We have developed curriculum to foster that interest and equip residents with the knowledge and skills to use their training to effectively serve overseas in a way that is unique to each residents’ needs and expectations. 

Location(s) of international program: Based in Springfield, MO. International location is flexible. We partner with multiple humanitarian and mission sending agencies to ensure the resident’s desired location is available and the goals and expectations of the experience will be met. 

Description of field experience: Each experience is unique. In general, residents will spend 4-6 weeks during their second or third year gaining experience in cross-cultural medicine, in order to appreciate the challenges of practicing tropical medicine in a resource-limited setting. 

Description of didactics: State-side lectures offered throughout the year in preparation. On location, didactics will be determined by sponsoring faculty. Site specific information will be discussed prior to departure. 

Cost to individual resident: Varies, depending on location. On average, $1500-4000. Financial assistance is available.

Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 7. 

Description of faculty involvement: Dr. Logan Banks is fellowship trained in International Family Medicine and oversees the curriculum and rotation experiences. Several members of our faculty have short-term international experience. The stateside faculty facilitate the entire process: from site selection, planning and preparation, logistics, tropical medicine didactic topics, and debriefing. On-site volunteer faculty (usually expatriates serving long-term in the host country) oversee the day-to-day experience. 

Does the program accept medical students for trips? No.

Does the program accept residents from outside the program for trips? No. 

Approximate time of year/duration of trips: Rotations are available throughout the academic year. Average duration is 4-6 weeks. 

Who to contact if interested in applying:

Dr. Logan Banks