Pre-departure preparation for international clinical work: a handbook

Jill Edwardson, Lauren Owens, Dane Moran, James Aluri, Antony Kironji, Chi Chiung Grace Chen

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International clinical experiences are increasingly popular among medical students, residents, fellows, and practitioners. Adequate pre-departure training is an integral part of a meaningful, productive, and safe international experience. At Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, we have developed a pre-departure handbook to assist practitioners in preparing for global health work. The handbook draws from current global health education literature, existing handbooks, and expert experiences, and includes information about logistical and cultural preparations. While a pre-departure handbook cannot serve as a substitute for a comprehensive pre-departure training program, it can be a useful introduction to the pre-departure process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1111-1113
Number of pages3
JournalInternational urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 28 2015


  • International elective
  • Pre-departure curriculum
  • Pre-departure handbook

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology


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