Exempla Saint Joseph Family Medicine Residency
Description of Program
One of Exempla St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency Program’s central missions is to provide care to underserved populations, and the program believes strongly in offering global health experiences as part of the resident’s training. Currently we have several sites that residents participate in regularly where there are well-established programs but residents are not limited to choose these locations.
Location(s) of program: Varies. Established sites include Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.
Description of field experience: Field experiences vary depending on location but primarily involve direct clinical care (usually in rural areas), public health education projects, and occasionally hospital experiences.
Description of didactics: The residency program provides didactics related to global health topics as part of the ongoing regular didactics curriculum. Language and cultural immersion is often included in the field experience. In addition residents are required to present a didactic conference to the residency program about their field experience when they return from their rotation.
Cost to individual resident: Varies depending on location. A $1000 stipend is available through the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation and there are some additional funds available through the Exempla St. Joseph's Graduate Medical Education Council.
Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 7
Description of faculty involvement: A faculty member frequently accompanies the residents on the Peru and Ecuador trips. Faculty is also involved in organization and preparatory work for the resident with all other locations.
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: All times of the year. 2-4 week rotations are available.
Who to contact if interested in applying:
Katie Seitz, MD