Global Health Rotation Initiative
Beginning in 2015 the ARRO GHSC established a Global Health Rotation Initiative. This program aims to facilitate international rotations for radiation oncology trainees around the globe. The organization, logistics, institutional approval, costs, liability coverage, and all other aspects of these rotation will need to be arranged by the rotating resident in cooperation with their home and destination institutions. Use the website and login below to access a list of established rotation sites, which have agreed to host visiting international trainees. We have participating sites in every continent. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about funding or otherwise, ideas, or suggestions for international sites that would be interested in participating in this program. If you decide to pursue one of these opportunities, we would love to hear from you at email@example.com.
This program is supported by the ARRO Global Health Subcommittee, the ASTRO International Education Subcommittee, the American Brachytherapy Society International Committee, GlobalRT.com, and the CARO International Communications Working Group, among other partners.
Global Health Mutual Mentorship Program
The ARRO GHSC mutual mentorship program was established for the purpose of pairing Radiation Oncology trainees from different nations in order to foster dialogue and the sharing of ideas and educational resources between individuals who share a mutual interest in oncology and global health.
This informal partnership can take on many forms. At a minimum mutual mentors are encouraged to stay in contact on a monthly basis by email. In the past, participants have utilized such communications to share and discuss: 1) challenging clinical cases 2) differences in practice patterns in their respective locations 3) barriers to effective administration of care and ideas for addressing these. In some cases mutual mentors have extended their cooperation to include collaborative efforts in research, international outreach initiatives, and clinical rotation or volunteering experiences abroad.
As of 2015 the mutual mentorship program included 38 residents from 10 different countries including Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Kenya, Japan, Nigeria, the Philippines, the United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. We currently have a short waiting list of US residents awaiting a mutual mentorship match.
If you are interested in participating in the ARRO GHSC Mutual Mentorship Program please contact the ARRO Global Health Subcommittee at: firstname.lastname@example.org