This 1-month elective in Kenya is designed for residents interested in a global health experience providing care and clinical teaching in a rural, resource-limited setting.
In partnership with trainees from the University of Nairobi, residents from all departments will work under the supervision of a UW Internal Medicine Chief Resident based in Naivasha and alongside Kenyan physicians and health care providers. They will manage patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting who present with medical problems commonly encountered in Kenya and work under the economic and social constraints that exist in low-income countries.
Residents will also have a primary responsibility for providing clinical teaching to medical students, nurses, clinical officers, and interns at the hospital. Educational settings will include bedside teaching, presentations on specific topics, active participation in morning reports, review of journal articles, and curriculum development.
- Availability: All year
- Location: Naivasha District Hospital in rural Kenya, approximately 90 minutes from Nairobi
- Housing: Basic furnished apartments are provided and shared by rotating residents
- Transportation: One night's accommodation in Nairobi upon arrival and transportation from Nairobi to Naivasha are provided. Housing in Naivasha is within walking distance to the hospital.
- Resident costs: Airfare to Nairobi; Living expenses, excluding housing; visa; Immunizations
- Eligibility: Residents must have completed their intern year and must commit to 4 full weeks on the rotation. Please note that this may involve traveling over the weekend to arrive on site for the start of the rotation. Vacation may not be taken during the 4 weeks of the rotation.
Chief Resident Position in Kenya
For information regarding the Global Health Chief Resident position in Kenya, please see the Chief Resident job descriptions page.