Northwest Residency Track - International Health Focus
In addition to offering educational experiences to medical students and residents from foreign institutions, the department has developed an international health focus for the curriculum of its Northwest Health Center Residency Program.
The Northwest Health Center track has been developed to serve the indigent and the medically underserved population of Houston and to prepare residents to deal with the multifaceted issues involved in serving urban populations of large metropolitan areas. In addition, the department has targeted the track to emphasize international health as a means to prepare our residents to develop a sense of global responsibility and to serve the needs of the increasing cosmopolitan population living in Houston as well as in other areas of the United States and the world.
The international health curriculum involves a regular conference series on international health topics and the offering of special rotations abroad to our residents. Residents in each year of training may elect study abroad of one month's duration.