The type and length of each rotation is defined and approved by faculty in the global health department at DMU. Oral presentations on- and off-campus are encouraged.
An international rotation can only be scheduled as an elective rotation and may be from one week up to eight weeks in length. The maximum number of international rotation weeks eligible for graduation credit is eight weeks.
It is important to note the extent of student support by DMU for international travel. Students traveling overseas for trips approved through the global health department can take advantage of medical advice through the Student Health Clinic on campus. Evacuation assistance provided by the school assures “around-the-clock protection” in case of emergencies or if a quick evacuation out of the country is required. Selected students will receive financial support for expenses incurred during approved international experiences. With the administrative support of the global health department, planning a trip abroad is a smooth process.
The first step in the international rotation process is to fill out the application and turn it in to the Global Health office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, you will complete a checklist of the required paperwork and documents. All items on the checklist must be completed no later than 3 months before departure date.
The following waiver of liability forms will also need to be filled out as part of the required paperwork.
Clinical affairs requires that the clinical request form must be submitted to them 45 days in advance to the start of the rotation. Canceling an international rotation will not be allowed within 30 days of the start of the rotation.
This checklist is provided as a portion of the preparations required for any international rotation. Note that a number of these actions and recommendations are not required by the college or by law but are listed as reminders.