Global Health Checklists
Checklists and Recommendations to Help You
UCSF Fresno GME Subcommittee for Global Health
Checklists for International Travel
UCSF Fresno Medical Education and Research Program is proud to announce the availability of Dean’s Office support for residents, fellows and faculty who wish to travel for an international academic elective or a global health conference.
Residents who are in good standing with their residency program and have an academic mentor identified are encouraged to apply early by contacting our committee chair, Rais Vohra (email@example.com) with a brief description of the goals, details of travel and estimated budget for the experience to help begin the planning process.
PLEASE READ the following checklists and recommendations to help you with the process, and contact us if you have any questions.
- Schedule a meeting with potential mentors to discuss project opportunities. This can be a faculty member in your Department who is familiar with global health activities, or someone on the global health subcommittee. If you need guidance, contact Dr. Vohra who can refer you to the appropriate UCSF Fresno faculty member (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Useful links for finding out more information about global health topics and international UCSF projects include CUGH and the UCSF Global Research Hub
- If you plan to do research on your elective, check with the UCSF Fresno IRB staff to make sure your work can be fully approved prior to your travel dates. Also consider the countries where you’ll be researching, and check in with their review processes.
- Human subjects review at international universities is often a longer process than that at UCSF-Fresno. Whenever possible, consult with someone who has obtained review onsite to familiarize yourself with procedures and timeline.
- Assess your funding needs and start preparing an itemized budget.
- Obtain or update your passport.
- Start the process and paperwork to apply for visas as needed to your country of travel.
- Travelers returning from high incident Tuberculosis areas require a TB skin test or symptom review at 12 weeks following their return. Schedule appointment with your travel clinic if you…
- Experience severe symptoms such as fever, prolonged cough, weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bleeding, unusual rashes, etc.
- Have known exposures to TB, bloodborne pathogens, GI pathogens, exotic parasites, etc.
- Need to get a PPD test for TB (make sure you get one 8‐12 weeks after you return)
Last Edit: April 2017
Collated and Prepared by UCSF Fresno GME Subcommittee for Global Health
For questions or more information, Contact:
Dr. Rais Vohra (email@example.com) in Dept. of Emergency Medicine or Carrie Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) in UCSF Fresno Deans Office