Center for International Studies and Programs

Jordan Hospital -Amman, Jordan  -   Global Health Program

Jordan HospitalJordan Hospital - Amman, Jordan  

This elective clerkship will enable fourth-year medical students to gain four to eight weeks clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at Jordan Hospital in Amman, Jordan. The students will live in apartment facilities that are actually within the hospital on the 7th and 8th floor that are typically used by international and visiting students and professors at Jordan Hospital.

Students will have the opportunity to work with attending physicians in a variety of specialties:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
  • Pediatrics/Neonatal
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Surgery & multiple surgical subspecialties including Transplantation
  • Plastic Surgery/Aesthetics and Reconstructive Surgery
The students’ clinical experience will focus on primarily one of the above areas based on the students’ interest and availability of supervised service in that specialty. Student will be expected to manage a variety of problems; specifically the student will learn to integrate the knowledge of clinical disease entities, both medical and surgical. These disease entities will include but not limited to; trauma and acute surgical disease, oncology, cardiology/acute coronary disease, pulmonary disease/acute infectious disease entities, acute neurology emergencies, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrinology and renal/urologic disorders.

Students may also have the opportunity to participate in renal or hepatic transplantation and should understand the indications and the unique procedural process of organ transplantation in Jordan. Also with an active invitro fertilization program any students on an Obstetrics and Gynecology rotation should understand the indications and the procedures of invitro fertilization in the Middle East. Students also should develop a knowledge of the unique role Jordan plays within the Middle East primarily regarding the intellectual property that they hold throughout the Middle East and their role as a tertiary center for this region.

young women in JordanLength of Clerkship/Rotation: Four weeks. Month to avoid would be July.

For additional details view the Clerkship Description (clerkship/rotation description, housing, transportation, language, insurance, costs, and cultural activities) and the Elective Curriculum (elective description, length, educational objectives, instructional methods, and evaluation):

 Check out this journal from a student's Fall 2010 Jordan experience:

My friends in Amman
by Hala Al-Jiboury on 10/23/2010


Last Updated: 6/26/15