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STP2058 INTERNATIONAL AND MISSIONARY MEDICINE
Department FAMILY & COMMUNITY MEDICINE Campus Birmingham
Course Type(s) Special Topic Facility
Course Director B. EARL SALSER, JR., MD Enrollment Limit 30
Contact FAMILY MEDICINE Enrollment Minimum 1
Email FMStudentEduc@uabmc.edu Address
UAB Department of Family & Community Medicine
930 20th Street South, Suite 376
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone (205) 934-9974 Fax
Weeks
Normally Offered

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Prerequisites * * * WRITTEN APPROVAL REQUIRED * * * COMPLETION OF FIRST YEAR OF MEDICAL SCHOOL. APPROVAL IS REQUIRED BY COURSE DIRECTOR AND MUST BE SENT TO THE SCHEDULING OFFICE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE. 
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description Experience the challenges and joys of international medicine in a clinic based experience during the summer. This 2 week experience will allow you to assess the varied healthcare needs of a different culture, explore the challenges of third world medicine, encounter infectious diseases (probably tropical) not commonly seen in the westernized world and build your basic skills and knowledge base in general medicine. This experience is offered in association with a Christian faith based orgainization, and while respect for the goals of the missionaries' work is expected, all students are welcome to participate in this experience. Objective for students: Observe and learn about international medicine while practicing basic diagnostic skills in a underserved third world setting in established and "field" clinics. The student works directly with American Board certified physicians and learns about the healthcare disparities in an underserved setting.
Where To Report Outside of the US, Dominican Republic (or other).
Requirements Reading articles on International Medicine.
Writing a paper about your experience and identifying health issues that need to be addressed and the challenges of addressing these.

Required Reading: TBA
Evaluation Pass/Fail based on:
- Preceptor observation
- Completion of paper and oral report
Notes This special topics course is a trip taken in the summer. Actual dates TBD. $100 fee will in be included in your fall tuition for undefined extended enrollment over the summer.