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Clinical Experiences Abroad

The purpose of this Website is to provide medical students at the Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) who wish to participate in elective rotations in countries other than the United States with the proper guidelines and procedures for doing so.

The Brody Office of Student Affairs facilitates these experiences in conjunction with International Affairs.  A representative from International Affairs is also available twice each month in the Brody Office of Student Affairs to assist with visa information and travel insurance. Contact Brody Student Affairs for additional information.

Guidelines for Premedical and Medical Students Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad (pdf)

Required Forms

For general information regarding international travel, go to ECU Global Affairs 

If you are planning an international rotation as an M4, either independently (Individually Designed Elective-IDE) or through a Brody catalog course, there are a list of required documents and verifications that you will need to complete through the Office of Global Affairs. These things should be completed two months prior to your departure. 

Please follow these links which are updated each semester:

IDE Individually Designed Elective - Dr. Carroll in Medical Education needs to review and approve all IDE's.

Nicaragua (CVSU 9445) - Dr. Susan Keen is the course director

Zambia (FMLY 9435) - Dr. Tom Irons is the course director