The Global Health Program and Travel Medical Center at Jamaica Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

Contact Information

The Global Health Program and Travel Medical Center at Jamaica Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
89-06 135th Street
Jamaica, NY 11418

Description of Program 

This program entails an international area of study concentration for the interested JHMC resident through which the resident obtains an enhanced global medical perspective by conducting international health research, coordinating a travel medical clinic and participating in an international medical elective rotation. The program also coordinates international elective rotations for medical students, outside residents, and practicing physicians.

Location(s) of program: The international away elective is conducted at various sites in sub-Saharan Africa, including Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia, as well as in Central and South America.

Description of field experience: The one-month medical rotations are supervised by partner physicians in the host nation and are located primarily in the urban centers. The rotations are conducted in a variety of disciplines including family medicine, surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, etc.

Description of didactics: Over the three-year residency, the JHMC family medicine resident in The Global Health Program conducts an international health research project, prepares and gives lectures on global health issues, assists with the travel medical clinic consultations, assists in Physician for Human Rights asylum evaluation cases, and conducts an international elective rotation.

Cost to individual resident: The cost is variable, depending on the project location, time of year, etc. Some assistance is available and is arranged on an individual basis.

Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 6

Description of faculty involvement: This program is supervised by Dr. Reginald Hughes, MD, who serves as the program mentor and has extensive medical work experience in Africa and in Central America. Additionally, the resident has the breadth of New York City residents and organizations from which to gain a further global health perspective.

Does the program accept medical students for trips? Yes

Does the program accept residents from outside the program for trips? Yes

Approximate time of year/duration of trips: The program is conducted year-round and the international elective rotation has a duration of approximately one month. The minimum duration for the elective rotation is two weeks.

Who to contact if interested in applying:

Reginald Hughes, MD
Coordinator of The Global Health Program and Travel Medicine Center