Global Health Rotation in Zambia

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland has been engaged in HIV and public health initiatives in Zambia since 2005.  IHV currently has two faculty members who are board-certified infectious disease physicians working in clinical education and public health in Lusaka, Zambia.  Drs. Cassidy Claassen, MD, MPH and Lottie Hachaambwa, MBChB, with the assistance of Dr. Devang Patel, MD (based in Baltimore), have run an international health rotation for students, residents, and fellows in Zambia.  They are inviting 8 medical students to rotate with their ID service; 4 students in February 2020 and 4 students in April 2020.  Zambia is a great place to visit; it is an English-speaking country and housing will be on the hospital campus in a guesthouse.  There are fantastic opportunities for travel, including Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  Weekends are your own to travel and explore, unless you choose to do an overnight call.  


More information

Zambia rotation description from the student catalog

A flier with photos and Zambia rotation details


Application Process

-  Submit your application by the deadline of July 12

-  Your application will be reviewed and 8 students will be selected after undergoing an interview process with Dr. Patel.