Many residents are interested in rotations abroad. Washington Health System Family Medicine has been able to establish relationships with groups that organize trips to Fiji and the Dominican Republic.
At the beginning of the trip, participants are divided into 3-4 groups consisting of an attending, students, a pharmacist, and residents. Duties vary from morning to afternoon, and include: field trips to schools for WCCs, home visits, clinic time, pharmacy work, community projects. Saturday and Sundays are off, and often the group takes an end-of- experience trip to a local tourist destination.
Internet access is available.
Cell phone service is available (provider dependent).
Sleeping quarters are on primitive bunk beds with sleeping mats.
Cold showers and flushing toilets.