Browsing: International EM

Although the majority of residency programs offer elective opportunities, few provide the foundation for formal global health experiences. Yet the benefits of international clinical rotations for a ph
A Spanish immersion program that doubles as global health outreach is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will shape your practice and improve the way you care for patients throughout your career, s
The etiologies of small bowel obstructions may vary between underdeveloped and developed nations, but the presenting signs and symptoms of an acute bowel obstruction are similar. When it occurs in a r
International medical electives are becoming increasingly popular among EM residents as programs take the initiative to provide a valuable educational experience for their residents while ensuring tim
Cultural and Ethical Barriers Cultural disparities and reactions may seem confusing to many physicians and volunteers. One evening, while practicing in a rural Ugandan emergency department (ED), I wa
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Central Line Training in a Resource-Limited Environment Medical residents in the United States have the opportunity to learn and practice procedures on simulators before ever attempting them on a rea
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Ethical Dilemmas During the Global Health Elective The Other Side of the Looking Glass The blood will not stop flowing. Marked with many of the sequelae of late-stage AIDS, my 19-year-old HIV-positiv
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ISAEM and the Push for Emergency Medicine Worldwide Establishing the Standard To many EMRA members, it may come as a surprise that the specialty of emergency medicine is a foreign term, and in many c
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Advice on Preparing for a Career Abroad Introducing the Expert Dr. Stephanie Kayden, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of International EM and Humanitarian Programs, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medi
Across the Pond: A Comparison of Emergency Medicine in the US and the UK By sharing EM knowledge internationally, we can integrate new and effective methods of delivering emergency care domestically.