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International Travel for Away Rotations



Occasionally it becomes possible for SIU residents to participate in away rotations in various parts of the world. It is important to take measures to ensure that the resident will be safe in the educational environment. The United States Department of State issues travel warnings for various countries with problems that may threaten a traveler. The list is published at

Resident away rotations will not be approved for destinations that have active warnings on this website, or to countries for which travel insurance cannot be obtained. All residents considering an international rotation must:

  1. Comply with all other aspects of the Off-Site Rotations / Elective and Required Policy. In some instances, the need for malpractice insurance may be waived by the employing hospital;
  2. Sign a waiver of liability for international travel;
  3. Obtain travel insurance, which includes a plan for emergency evacuation;
  4. Be up to date on their immunizations;
  5. Residents with J-1 visas are required to submit a notification of off-site rotation form to ECFMG at least 30 days in advance of any proposed off-site rotation that will be conducted at a location other than the Sponsoring Institution or participating sites for the training program.

 Last Approval Date:  February 17, 2017

 Effective Date:  February 17, 2017