Other Elective Opportunities
Below, you will find helpful links that will direct you to other global health elective opportunities. As you search these links to find an elective that meets your goals, please ensure that you seek programs that guarantee the presence of a clinician preceptor who can oversee your training, safety, and overall experience. Additionally, there are multiple pediatric faculty that are involved in volunteer or research efforts internationally, and the best way to start with finding an elective is at your own institution.
The Global Health Interactive Map on the Medical College of Wisconsin Global Health Program’s website may also be very useful to you. The interactive map allows you to learn about MCW faculty efforts around the world.
Please contact Dr. Nicole St Clair to review your interests and assist with your elective search.
Resources for International Elective Opportunities
International Electives in Spanish Speaking Countries
MCW Medical Spanish Elective
The Medical College of Wisconsin is excited to announce recent developments in the Medical Spanish Academic Enrichment Elective curriculum offered to MCW students. The curriculum consists of a beginner-level course offered during the fall semester that is directed to students with little or no prior experience in Spanish. An advanced-level course is offered during the spring semester and is directed to students already fluent in conversational Spanish. Both courses will offer level-appropriate vocabulary, grammar instruction, and conversational practice, and the advanced-level course will additionally offer case-based discussions in Spanish, and a clinical experience with Spanish-speaking students. The advanced-level course will also focus on Latino culture and health-related beliefs, and the interface of those beliefs with the medical community. Completion of both courses is noted on official MCW transcripts. Course directors Brett Bordini, MD (Pediatrics), and Susan Koethe, PhD (Pathology), hope to broaden the curriculum in the coming years to include course offerings for residents and faculty as well. For questions or further information, please contact Brett Bordini at firstname.lastname@example.org.