The Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
Description of Program
International medicine is offered as an elective during the second or third year of training. Residents can take advantage of one of many opportunities. They can join faculty that is involved in serving a severely impoverished population in the Peten region, Guatemala, or they may arrange an experience with a preceptor on his/her own.
Location(s) of program: Peten, Guatemala. Others available.
Description of field experience: Duration of experience can be from one week to one month each academic year. Clinical experiences include community clinics and travel into the communities to provide care for those in need. Populations treated include adults and children, as well as an emphasis on gynecologic care (Guatemala).
Description of didactics: Didactics are included within the noon conference schedule. Also, a presentation to share experiences with others is encouraged after the experience.
Cost to individual resident: Resident must pay for airfare and accommodations while traveling. Depending on length of trip and desired outside travel, a reasonable cost range would be $1,000 to $2,500.
Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 3
Description of faculty involvement: Dr. Matus travels two to three weeks each year, and residents are welcome to travel at the same time, if convenient. Other times are available as well.
Does the program accept medical students for trips? Yes
Does the program accept residents from outside the program for trips? No
Approximate time of year/duration of trips: Various times. Usually February, June and November
Who to contact if interested in applying:
Coral D. Matus, MD