Global Medicine

At Santa Rosa, we have a long history of producing clinicians qualified and motivated to make a difference for patients, medical education, and health systems beyond U.S. borders.  We have an active Global Medicine interest group that meets to plan projects, discuss recent travels, host people from other countries, and collaborate with the nearby Martinez residency.

Our formal curriculum is designed both for those interested in providing patient care in developing country settings and for those interested in caring for returning travelers, preparing travelers, immigrants, and refugees.

Those with special interests have been trained to do asylum exams, run groups for victims of torture, and seek tailored mentorship for their project of choice.

Ongoing Project Sites

We have ongoing relationships with clinics in many areas, those most frequented by our residents are: 

1. Nicaragua

2. Dominican Republic

3. various sites in Africa

4. The Thai-Burma border



There is elective time in the second and third year for pursuit of special interests in global medicine.