Traveler's Clinic is attended by the fellow on the outpatient consultation service or as the schedules of the second and third –year fellows permit otherwise. The clinic meets one half-day per week and focuses on the needs of pending international travelers. Travelers returning with illnesses may also be initially evaluated in this clinic, and inpatients are occasionally seen in follow-up in the clinic which is staffed by Dr. Richard Pearson and Dr. Richard Guerrant, Director of the Center for Global Health.
Trainees are expected to develop expertise in knowledge of vaccine development and implementation in consideration of immune status, cost, and location of travel. Trainees are also expected to develop proficiency in the evaluation of core complaints raised by recent travelers such as acute and chronic diarrhea, fever, rash and other skin lesions, and others. Finally, trainees will develop a thorough understanding of antimalarial prophylaxis and treatment.
For more information visit the Traveler's Clinic webpage.