International Graduate Medical Education Programs

The department collaborated with the National University of Rwanda (NUR) in the design and implementation of a MMed Programme in Histopathology (post-graduate training in anatomic pathology, similar to a residency in anatomic pathology).  This four year program commenced in October, 2013, and will have its first 5 graduates in June, 2017.  There are 15 trainees in the program.  Teaching is by Rwandan faculty and volunteer faculty from Columbia and from many U.S. departments of pathology, either individually or the Rwanda Human Resources for Health program (launched in 2012 as a joint venture of the Government of Rwanda, the US government, a consortium of medical schools including Columbia, and The Clinton Foundation).

Columbia Faculty members outside of a clinic in Rwanda.

Departmental faculty also have teaching and diagnostic experience in Cusco, Peru, Gondar, Ethiopia, Cape Town, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya.

The department is exploring collaborations with hospitals in Nairobi for medical student teaching,  expanding oncologic surgical pathology capacity and for continuing medical education in pathology.  The continuing education will be in conjunction with the Columbia Global Center in Nairobi (