International Elective Learning Objectives

The CURE Ethiopia Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopaedic teaching hospital in Addis Ababa.
Patient Care

  • Resident will provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective in the context of the location and community of which they will see patients.
  • Demonstrate history and physical exam skills in a culturally sensitive approach that permit accurate diagnostic evaluation.
  • Develop skills to diagnose and manage patients in a setting that is likely resource limited, or utilizes a different set of medical resources.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic studies and therapeutics given the limitations of the environment, local resources, and patient ability to utilize resources.
  • Learn about the care of chronic medical conditions within the living environment of the patients.

Medical Knowledge

  • Resident will demonstrate the knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care.
  • Residents will develop a knowledge base to diagnose and appropriate treat common conditions endemic to the area of the world of clinic site.
  • Learn the physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of common diseases endemic to the area.
  • Resident will learn how chronic conditions are managed, given available therapeutic interventions in the area, in the context of cultural tenets.
  • Learn about the transmission, presentation, and prevention of infectious diseases common in the area of the world.

Practice-Based Learning

  • Demonstrate the ability to care for their patients and evaluate their own strengths and knowledge base.
  • Participate in the education of patients and families, in the context of adopting to the cultural structures of the families.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Communicate effectively with other members of the health care team, including any members who would be considered atypical members in the resident’s current perception of the health care team.


  • Understand and demonstrate adherence to ethical principles and maintain sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
  • Demonstrate responsiveness to patients’ culture, age, sex and disabilities.
  • Exhibit a professional attitude towards patients, colleagues, staff and community members.
  • Be punctual for scheduled duties.

Systems-Based Practice

  • Demonstrate an awareness and responsiveness to the larger context and national system of health care of the clinic setting.
  • >Residents will make efforts to learn about the national health care system of the rotation, the local resources, and proportion of population served by the current healthcare system.
  • Residents will be cognizant of the social determinants of health and their critical affect on the health status of the patients and families evaluated by the resident.