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2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELEC 7057 - International Public Health

11 credit hours

The International Public Health Clerkship is a 4-week elective clerkship offered to students in their third and 4th years designed to give students clinical experience in patient care in another country. The foundation of the rotation’s curriculum is built upon gaining an understanding of travel medicine, public health, cultural competency, and the most common clinical presentations of the region being visited. The student will be provided the opportunity to perform history and physical examinations, develop the skills of appropriate documentation, and the will develop skills for diagnosis and treatment necessary in low resource areas. Familiarity and skill level with the local language depend on the specific requirements of the clinical site. A presentation and written assignment/project are requirements for completion of the rotation. This rotation may not be taken as a core or selective rotation. The rotation must be a minimum of 160 hours total, of which at least 80 must be clinical. If taken during the OMS III year, the Elective International Public Health rotation must be taken after all core and selective rotations have been successfully completed, and it may be taken at any time during the OMS IV year excluding the final rotation.