Many of our residents choose to participate in international experiences during residency, traveling to developing areas in Africa, South America, and the Caribbean! Many of these opportunities are sponsored by Albany Medical Center and our very own Med-Peds faculty are leaders for several of these experiences.
The Engeye Clinic in Ddegeya, Uganda
One example of a clinic we have a strong working relationship with is the Engeye Health Clinic in Ddegeya, Uganda, which is affiliated with the Family Medicine Residency Program. The clinic excels at delivering high-value care in a resource-limited setting, and our residents are challenged with the same mission. Residents diagnose and manage everything from acute infectious diseases such as malaria and typhoid, to chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, now becoming prevalent in the developing world. Residents collaborate with Engeye’s clinical officers on community outreach and prevention activities in the area, including immunizations, home visits, and newborn exams. Unlike many other medical mission trips, Engeye is built for sustainability, so the mission continues even after our physicians leave.