Global Health Medicine

IU Health Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program offers experience in Global Medicine

  • Nearly 40 residents have experienced rotations in developing countries over the past several years.
  • A formalized curriculum addressing multiple areas of global and travel medicine has been developed.
  • You will learn how to better understand and provide interventions for diseases of poverty, work in the field, creatively use limited resources and develop many other clinical and interpersonal skills in this rotation.
  • We work collaboratively with the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation, which provides financial support to residents who choose to participate in global experiences.
  • Some of the places where residents have traveled include Mexico, Haiti, Samoa, Ecuador, Kenya, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, and Liberia. Where will you go?

During a medical mission trip to Mexico in 2007, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital resident physician, Kelly Givler Berkram, talks with a young boy before giving him an exam.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital resident physician, Dave Amrhein, examines a mother and child during a medical mission trip to Haiti in 2010.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital resident physician, Katie Mullins, spends time with a family to discuss medical concerns during a medical mission trip to Mexico in 2010.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital resident physician, Doshandra Nelson, examines a woman during a medical mission trip to Haiti in 2012.