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Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Visited Locations (14)

Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Honduras, India, Ireland, Japan, Spain, Taiwan

Months of Travel: June/July and March/April

Year Initiated: 2008

Total Yearly Outreach Participants: 70-75

Matriculants per class: 150

Medical School Involvement: M1, M4

Other participating professional schools:


Faculty and staffing:

Global health Steering group made up of Faculty from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and other departments of Rutgers University

Application process:

Students apply through the website 4-6 months prior to the experience

Program elements:

Individualized clinical rotations for residents (trauma surgeons) and medical students. In addition, there are a few missions to other countries (Dominican republic, Ghana, Honduras) that also bring faculty and medical students.

Financial support:

Alumni, Friends, Faculty Donations, Retired Faculty Association

Faculty time allotted:


Administrative support:

Administrative Assistant, Post Doctoral Fellow in Global Health and an Acting Dean in addition to Associate Dean for Global Health


NGO/In Country Partners

  • AMSA
  • Smile Bangladesh
  • Several Universities in the host countries (Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Ireland, Japan, Spain, Taiwan and several others)