The Guatemala (Trifinio) Global Health Elective consists of a one month clinical rotation which occurs in the Southwest Trifinio area of Guatemala, at the Center for Human Development Clinic (CHD). Collaborations between the Fundacion para la Salud Integral de los Guatemaltecos CU, the Regional Hospital in Coatepeque and University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty are well established for a number of Departments including Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Laboratory Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Nursing Midwifery.

The elective is structured and focuses on clinical, research and educational activities. The elective is supervised by faculty members in the respective departments who will serve as your mentor and Dr. Antonio Bolaños, the Director of the CHD Clinic at the Trifinio. 

A maximum of two residents/fellow slots are available per month. Availability is not guaranteed for all months as availability depends on faculty availability for supervision, coordination of slots among numerous other programs, and other external factors.

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Download the application form. Once complete, email your application to your department program coordinator. (You may find a list of department program coordinators and contact information below.)

Upon review, the Center for Global Health will contact you with further instructions.