Jagiellonian University Medical College - Krakow, Poland
The Department of Neurology has a formal affiliation encompassing teaching and research with the Neurology Clinic at the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland.
The Jagiellonian University was founded in 1364 and is situated in one of the most beautiful medieval and renaissance cities in central Europe. Fourth-year residents have the opportunity to travel to Krakow for four weeks to teach neurology to a group of Polish medical students at the university.
University of Navarra School of Medicine, Pamplona, Spain
The University of Rochester has a formal affiliation encompassing teaching with the University of Navarra School of Medicine in Pamplona, Spain. The University of Navarra was founded in 1952 and is situated in Pamplona, a beautiful medieval city in northeast Spain and the historical capital city of Navarra. One fourth year resident has the opportunity to travel to Pamplona with Dr. Józefowicz for two weeks to teach neural sciences in English to Spanish medical students at the university.
The University of Zambia’s University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka and Chikankata Hospital in rural Mazabuka and Malawi
(Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre)
Department of Neurology faculty, as well as faculty in the Neuroradiology Division of Imaging Sciences, have adjunct appointments and ongoing research programs in Zambia (The University of Zambia’s University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka and Chikankata Hospital in rural Mazabuka) and Malawi (Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre). With advanced planning, interested PGY-3 or 4 residents can undertake a tropical neurology or neuroradiology elective in sub-Saharan Africa under the supervision of UR faculty and local specialists. Residents will have the opportunity to provide neurologic services to one of the most underserved regions of the world while also gaining first-hand clinical experience caring for conditions rarely seen in the US such as cerebral malaria and tetanus.
This rotation has a public health focus, which strives to facilitate trainees’ appreciation for the many non-medical factors impacting the health of the population while framing the learning and service delivery experience within the appropriate geopolitical and socioeconomic framework. Rotating residents will also contribute to the medical education of local trainees, while also participating in the UR research programs during this rotation.
Neurology Peru-Rochester Exchange Program (NeuroPro)
NeuroPro is an international exchange program established by institutional agreements between the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York (URSMD), the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú (UNMSM) and the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Arequipa, Perú (UNSA). The goal of NeuroPro is to promote equity in neurology training, foster cross-cultural exchange, and engage in the symbiotic building of local expertise. Developed between 2019 and 2020, the NeuroPro is designed to be an annual two to four week, in-person, international elective consisting of both clinical and teaching components in collaboration with La Escuelita AQMED in Perú. The program is designed for four to six selected trainees and two faculty members from the URSMD to travel to Perú for a two-week rotation in March, and two to four selected trainees from the UNSA and the UNMSM to travel to Rochester for four-week rotations in May or October each year. Participating trainees and faculty are exposed to complementary arrays of neurological conditions, resource settings, health care systems, cultures and languages that promote development of cross-cultural clinical, teaching, scholarly and research skills in neurology.
Links for more information:
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de San Marcos, Lima, Perú: https://medicina.unmsm.edu.pe/
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Arequipa, Perú: http://fmd.unsa.edu.pe/
La Escuelita AQMED, Perú: https://www.aqmed.edu.pe/; https://www.brainandlife.org/the-magazine/spanish/2019/ontono-2019/cuatro-preguntas-karlo-j.-lizarraga-md/
NeuroPro publications: https://movementdisorders.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mdc3.13215?af=R