Clinical/Service Elective Rotation


The application period for elective rotations for AY 21-22 (January 2022 – June 2022 only) has ended.

The Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health provides two-month Clinical/Service Elective Rotations for current Duke Residents in the following programs:

  • Medicine (PGY 2)
  • Pediatrics (PGY 2)
  • Med-Peds (PGY3)
  • Med-Psych (PGY 4)
  • Neurology (PGY 3)
  • Family Medicine (PGY 2)

Applications are accepted the fall prior to the academic year during which the rotations occur. Please Note: Due to COVID-19, eight week rotations for AY21-22 will be offered January 2022 or March 2022 ONLY.

These elective rotations provide a valuable and unique experience for our residents. Residents choose from a wide selection of global partner locations where they can provide clinical care to patients. Some locations only permit observation; however, many opportunities are available for residents to expand their teaching and lecturing skills.

How to Apply

Interested residents must provide:

  • A completed application,
  • A statement from your Program Director giving you permission to apply, and
  • A copy of your CV.

Email the required documents to date TBD Fall 2021

Placements are competitive and contingent upon the qualifications of the applicant and availability. We select residents for clinical/service rotations based on the following criteria:

  • Academic preparation and strength;
  • Evidence of maturity, responsibility, cultural sensitivity;
  • Significance of pursuing a global health opportunity to further career goals;
  • Preference for those who have demonstrated a commitment to global health issues, specifically in the developing world.

Have questions or need more information? Email us.