International Health


The Internal Medicine Residency at Iowa offers international health rotations through our international partners.  These rotations are intended to give the participating residents a more global perspective in cultural, social, economic, and political issues of another country that impact the nation’s healthcare system.  Two of our residents will be participating in an international health rotation in Uganda, mentored by Dr. Robert Blount, in February of 2024.  This will be our first international health rotation since COVID!

We also have established connections in India, Ghana, and Niger.  You can read about our residents experiences at these sites from pre-COVID times below.

For questions regarding an international health rotation during residency, please contact the Residency Program at

Dr. Maria Story: "I went to Lady Willington Hospital in Manali, India during my third year of residency for 4 weeks. Manali is a rural hill station (small town) in the state of Himachal Pradesh in north central India."

Dr. Josiah Zubairu: I spent 2 weeks in the village of Agbozume, Volta Region in Ghana in the Spring of 2017 during my 3rd year of residency. This was my second time visiting and providing healthcare to this community of mostly farmers and traders. 

Dr. Juan Caraballo: I spent the last 3 weeks and a half in Niamey, Niger. Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa. I worked under the supervision of Dr. Susan Beebout in the Clinique Olivia, a clinic in a poor part of the city associated with Evangelical Church of Niger.