Guidelines for safety of trainees rotating abroad: consensus recommendations from the Global Emergency Medicine Academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, and the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association

Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Apr;20(4):413-20. doi: 10.1111/acem.12106.


The goal of a global health elective is for residents and medical students to have safe, structured, and highly educational experiences. In this article, the authors have laid out considerations for establishing a safe clinical site; ensuring a traveler's personal safety, health, and wellness; and mitigating risk during a global health rotation. Adequate oversight, appropriate mentorship, and a well-defined safety and security plan are all critical elements to a successful and safe experience.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Medicine / standards*
  • Global Health / education*
  • Humans
  • International Educational Exchange*
  • Internship and Residency / organization & administration*
  • Internship and Residency / standards*
  • Risk
  • Safety / standards*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Travel
  • United States