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University of Virginia EM Residents have the opportunity to practice medicine all over the world! 

As the current trends towards globalization continues today, so does the need to support, promote and develop the specialty of emergency medicine. If you enjoy learning about other cultures and traveling to distant places, then our program is for you.

Thus, as EM Residents, we can serve as a resource to other countries in their development of emergency medicine, helping to promote international medical care.

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One program distinct to the Department of Emergency is "SLC-Guatemala" (Service/Language/Culture). SLC-Guatemala offers UVA residents the opportunity to travel to Guatemala for 4-8 weeks and participate in a carefully mentored program. This is an unique learning opportunity in the highlands of Guatemala that combines medical service, Spanish language acquisition and cultural education in the context of building sustainable relationships with the people and communities of Guatemala. 

Over the past three years over 50 UVA medical school students and residents have participated in the SLC-Guatemala program. 

For more information about this program click on the link above or view this brochure

Step by Step Process 

Note:  Each step is mandatory and MUST be completed a minimum of six weeks prior to departure 

In addition to SLC-Guatemala, some of the other UVA residents have traveled to:


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Costa Rica




Northern Mariana Isles.

Belfast, N. Ireland



and Many More...