Geisel Clinical Electives

The Dickey Center for International Understanding and Geisel School of Medicine offer the following two electives to fourth year Geisel students interested in global health clinical care and research.

The Ford von Reyn Research Elective in Global Health

The Ford von Reyn Research Elective in Global Health is available to 4th-year Geisel medical students seeking to develop their research skills in resource-limited settings. One student is selected annually to conduct clinical research at the DarDar site in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for 4-8 weeks between September and May. Fellows are awarded a research grant supported by Dartmouth’s Section of Infectious Disease and International Health and the Global Health Initiative at Dartmouth’s Dickey Center for International Understanding.  Student research may involve study design, data collection and data analysis in association with one of our ongoing clinical studies of HIV-associated tuberculosis involving either adults enrolled at the DarDar site or children enrolled at the DarDar Pediatric Program. In addition to becoming familiar with the portfolio of collaborative HIV and TB research being conducted by Dartmouth and our international partners, students will learn how a Good Clinical Practices (GCP) trial is conducted, and how data are collected and validated.

The James Strickler Clinical Elective in Global Health

The James Strickler Clinical Elective in Global Health is available to 4th-year Geisel medical students interested in applying clinical skills in resource-limited settings. Up to two students are selected annually to assist with the diagnostic evaluation of and provision of care to patients at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during a 6-8 week elective between September and May. This fellowship is conducted in association with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and is supported by Dartmouth’s Global Health Initiative of the Dickey Center for International Understanding. During their elective, fellows become familiar with the spectrum of disease in a tropical setting and advance their skills in recognizing acute complications of HIV and subsequent management of care. In addition, fellows will gain an understanding of the socio-cultural issues concerning HIV care and treatment. Prior to their departure from Tanzania Strickler Fellows will present a case-based lecture on an Internal Medicine subject to MNH students, residents and faculty, and do a case presentation to Geisel Infectious Disease and International Health faculty and students upon their return to Dartmouth.

Click here offsite to learn more about the Dickey Center's Global Health Initiative and to download the application form for the Geisel electives.