SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Kenya Clinical Elective

The Indiana University School of Medicine has long had an educational, clinical, and research collaboration with the Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya. This mutually beneficial program allows trainees and faculty at the IUSOM to visit Kenya and have an outstanding experience in providing first-hand clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Infectious Diseases fellows at Indiana University have the unique opportunity to undertake a one month elective rotation in Kenya under the direction of either Dr. Kara Wools-Kaloustian or Dr. Kenneth Fife, both of whom are faculty in the IU Division of Infectious Diseases and are internationally known research leaders in providing HIV care in resource-limited settings.

During this one-month elective, fellows will have an opportunity to provide first-hand clinical care at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital as well as in one or more HIV outpatient care venues. ID fellows also will be expected to teach Moi University School of Medicine house officers and students during inpatient rounds. In addition, there are opportunities to learn and understand the unique challenges of performing clinical research in international settings.

Fellows participating in this elective would stay at IU House near Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. While there, they can interact with other trainees and faculty from IU and also with visitors from other North American institutions and elsewhere.

For more information, please contact either Dr. Wools-Kaloustian or Dr. Fife (you may find their contact information under the Division of Infectious Diseases Faculty listings). In addition, more information on the IU-Kenya partnership and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) program may be found at http://www.ampathkenya.org/.