Overview

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to advancing women's health through clinical care, education and research not only locally but also globally through sustainable global partnerships. 

The Global Women's Health Residency Program is a one-month elective rotation focused on tackling the complex issues that shape the health of women across the globe. Working with our Global Health faculty and collaborating with faculty in Haiti and Kenya, our residents are prepared to become dedicated and innovative drivers of global women’s health. Through service, education, and research, our Global Health rotation is designed to help our residents play a significant role in reducing the health disparities affecting women in developing countries.

Mission

Recognizing the importance of women’s health to global progress, the mission of the Global Women's Health (GWH) Section of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is to develop sustainable relationships with our global partners in an effort to improve access to quality health care for women.  These partnerships will allow for the engagement of our residents, fellows and faculty as well as our greater VUMC community. We strive to continue the conversation regarding global women’s health while working on innovative and collaborative methods of health care research, education and delivery. 

Educational Goals

To establish bidirectional and mutually beneficial partnerships that allow us to promote educational experiences which lead to the improvement in the care of women around the world. Our training focuses include international electives for Vanderbilt OB/GYN residents and also offering training for the local medical staff.