Clinical/Service Elective Rotation


The application period for elective rotations for AY 22-23 (July 2022 – June 2023) is open. 

Please Note: We hope to offer 8 week global health elective rotations beginning in July 2022; however, these are subject to pandemic conditions at home and abroad and the HYC will work with Program Directors, Duke Travel, and the Global Travel Advisory Committee to determine the feasibility of these rotations.

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)
  • Radiology (PGY 4)

Applications are accepted the fall prior to the academic year during which the rotations occur.

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 (available via Qualtrics here),
  • A copy of your CV (upload via Qualtrics), and 
  • A statement from your Program Director giving you permission to apply

Please have your Program Director email the support statement to

The application in Word format, along with the FAQ sheet, Info flyer and Application Addendum, are available here.  Applications are due by Wednesday, October 20, 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.