Texas A&M HSC COM Family Medicine Residency- Bryan/College Station

Contact Information

Texas A&M HSC COM Family Medicine Residency- Bryan/College Station
1301 Memorial Drive, Suite 200
Bryan, TX, 77802

Description of Program

Faculty-led international medicine rotations available for residents and medical students. Emphasis is on procedural, surgical and obstetric training in robust underserved mission hospitals.

Location(s) of program: Rotations typically in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria (depending on security situation), Central and South America, with other sites available around the world.

Description of field experience: Trips vary from two to four weeks depending on location. The trips to Kenya and Ghana are very intense, busy rotations with advanced skill training in OB and surgery as primary focus. Central/South America trips are more commonly outpatient clinics set up in rural underserved areas.

Description of didactics: Preparation for medical students begins in first year with defined curricular activities to prepare for international trips. Residents take part in procedural and didactic preparation integrated into regular training.

Cost to individual resident: Africa trips cost about $2,500 to $3,000. Scholarships are available through the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) and other organizations. A non-profit corporation, Family Medicine International, has been started to help raise support.

Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 8-10

Description of faculty involvement: Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency has several community and core faculty members who accompany trips each year.

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: Trips tend to be in September-August in the Fall and April-May in the Spring.

Who to contact if interested in applying: 

Ryan A. Loyd, MD
Director of Global Health, Texas A&M HSC COM Family Medicine Residency