Individual Projects and Travel Abroad

Group photo of student with staff at a rural health clinic in Tamil Nadu, India
Rural Health Clinic, Tamil Nadu, India

The choices for possible projects and locations are endless, but below is a list of potential topics to get you started. If you have previous international experience, have previously worked on a project related to global health, or have previous international contacts, feel free to incorporate these into your experience in residency. If, on the other hand, you have no idea where to start, consider languages you speak, medical diseases or medical conditions of interest, a particular part of the world or country you’ve always been interested in, or other personal interests.

Please discuss your project idea with your mentor and submit your project proposal to Dr Patel or Dr. Rennert.

  • Epidemiology 
  • Immunization 
  • Ethics/Palliative Care
  • Tropical Medicine 
  • Travel Clinic 
  • Nutrition
  • Environmental health
  • Immigration 
  • Human Rights 
  • Oral Health/Dental Care
  • Staying healthy during global health field experience
  • Water issues, natural and man-made disasters 
  • Cultural Sensitivity, Health beliefs specific to country 
  • Impact of Field Experience – Reproducibility, Sustainability 
  • Birth Spacing, Infant Mortality 
  • Pregnancy in Developing Countries 
  • GI: micronutrient deficiency, malabsorption, Gastroenteritis, NTDs, Growth issues 
  • DC local experience w/ Refugees/Immigrants/Foreigners 
  • Country-specific Public Health Systems

Other sites visited in the past few years by Pediatric Residents include: 

Other possible International Health sites:

  • Roatan, Honduras
  • Baylor HIV/AIDS – Malawi, Lesotho, RSA
  • Yale Johnson & Johnson Scholarship sites