Pediatric Global Health Opportunity in Cambodia



During the second or third year of Pediatric Residency at UCSF Fresno, qualified residents have the opportunity of going abroad for a month-long rotation at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia – home of the famous and magnificent Angkor Wat Temples. 

AHC is a pediatric teaching hospital funded by Friends Without A Border, founded by internationally acclaimed photographer Kenro Izu.  AHC is a clinical care environment that emphasizes intensive programs for medical teaching and learning -- it is the premier teaching facility for pediatrics in northern Cambodia. Through the AHC Medical Education Center, more than 1000 doctors and nurses from all five of Cambodia’s regional training centers receive formal training each year.  Visiting residents from all over the world participate in patient care activities, teaching rounds, and have the opportunity to give presentations to local physicians.  AHC offers outpatient and inpatient services, basic surgery, 24-hour emergency service and dental care, and maintains 50 inpatient beds.

Pediatric residents who take advantage of this unique international experience will be challenged to learn about new diseases, cultures, and the practice of holistic medicine, while enjoying the experience of residing in a foreign land.  One also will enhance physical exam skills in a resource-limited setting and have the opportunity to see pathology rarely seen in the U. S.  A scholarship for the rotation is available.


Global Health Curriculum


For residents interested in Global Health issues, the UCSF Fresno Global Health Curriculum was established in 2008 to introduce medical professionals to various topics and issues in international health.  Meetings are generally monthly, with speakers and audience from all of the UCSF Fresno departments, with some highlighting the experiences of a faculty member or resident who has recently returned from an international health trip. Click here for further information regarding the Global Health Curriculum