Tulane Internal Medicine Residency, Program Information

Changing the World…

If you have read the Tulane Mission Statement, you know that the Tulane Team is about much more than simply moving from career point A to career point B. Tulane is about changing the world… one person at a time. We believe in those who the rest of society rejects… we inspire trust, empowerment, and reengagement in our sanctuaries of hope. And in doing so, the Tulane resident finds great fulfillment. And with that fulfillment, comes great energy, great happiness, and great focus. These are the requisite ingredients to becoming great in any endeavor . While it's not the reason we do it, there is a justice that comes with it all. Tulane residents are great in their many career endeavors not just because they are great physicians, but because they are great people.

But our devotion to changing the world extends outside of the walls of the hospital… in New Orleans, in Louisiana, in these United States, and around the world. The photos below are only a microcosm of the effect the Tulane residents have on our world. As a program director, it is the virtue of which I am most proud. While service to the community is not required (that would be antithetical to the spirit), it is a predominate feature of our resident team…. there is no residency program in the country that invests as much time in its community as the Tulane Team. Check out the special opportunities you will have only at Tulane!


But if Global Health is your career aspiration, then let’s go a step further. The Tulane Global Health track is reserved for those residents who wish to get an early start at establishing a career in academic Global Health. Two residents are selected per year to be a part of the global health track. In the first year of the track, you will receive extensive training in the skills/knowledge you will need to make the most of your over-seas rotations. The second and third year’s allow for international rotations, where you will work with Tulane faculty in on-going research projects at the destination. Much more than “medical tourism,” this enables you to participate in exponential solutions to disparities in international healthcare, preparing you for an academic career where you can further those contributions. The program is supported by the Piper Foundation, providing financial support for your participation in the program.

The RIGHT (The Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane) Thing to Do

The Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane (RIGHT) program will provide skills and training to residents interested in a career path in global health. By offering opportunities for residents to expand their medical knowledge and experience internationally, the program aims to add to the community of ethically-guided advocates for evidence-based holistic approaches to equitable care, locally and abroad.

The resident initiative in global health at Tulane

Program specifics:
The track combines five core components.

1. Education:

  • Bi-monthly seminar series
  • Tropical medicine journal club and case series
  • Unite for Sight online curriculum

2. Mentorship:

  • One-on-one mentor with experience in global health

3. International rotation:

  • Three months (total) working at one or more international sites

4. Scholarly project:

  • Mentor-approved project in an area of interest in global health/li>

5. Local clinical experience:

  • Travel medicine clinic
  • Opportunities for collaborating with local clinics serving underserved populations

Program Requirements:

The RIGHT track is incorporated into your current residency program. Once accepted to the track, you will be required to attend a majority of the seminars, journal clubs, and case series lectures, complete a scholarly project (this can range from any of the following: a case series, clinical research project, needs assessment, quality improvement, or educational project), and meet regularly with your mentor. Additionally, RIGHT scholars will also be encouraged to work with underserved populations locally.

Program Benefits:
As a RIGHT resident, you will have access to educational resources through the School of Public Health’s Tropical Medicine and Global Health divisions. Additionally, most or all travel expenses (will depend on location) will be paid for. Finally, after completing all work for the RIGHT track, recognition of completion will be reflected on your residency diploma.

And at the conclusion of the Global Health Track, rests another opportunity to take your academic global health career to the next level. Tulane University is part of a collaborative Fogarty grant with Johns Hopkins, Univ. of North Carolina and Meharry University. The Fogarty program supports one year of international training following the completion of residency, or a year between the second and third year of residency training. More than just the trip to the research site, the Fogarty program provides extensive training and mentorship, designed to launch your career in academic global health. Check it out!

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Neil and Jagan teaching at a local grade school

Joe Huang on an international rotation

Wiese teaching at a local school

Tulane Residents Honored by the New Orleans City Council
for their Extensive Community Service

Tulane Residents Building Houses in New Orleans East