Stony Brook Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences Global Women’s Health Elective Pre-Departure Requirements

Pre-Departure Requirements
  • Certain countries require vaccinations and proof of immunizations in order to travel. Mozambique requires yellow fever vaccination. Therefore, the resident must visit a travel clinic at least two months prior to departure to obtain all required vaccinations. The CDC website also has a travel section that addresses country specific recommendations:

  • Residents must visit a travel clinic for appropriate prophylaxis prescriptions. This may include Malaria prophylaxis, a course of antibiotics for travelers diarrhea, and PEP for possible occupational exposure to HIV

  • The resident should register with the US embassy when they arrive in case of a natural disaster or major political upheaval. The state department also issues travel alerts and travelers should check their website prior to departure:

  • Residents must sign up for medical evacuation insurance through the Student Insurance Office or via SOS international this will cover emergency or evacuation coverage if needed

    Student Abroad Coverage Brochure

Pre-Departure Required Courses and Readings
Pre-Departure Required Meetings


  • Attend an in-person pre-departure meeting to discussion of goals/objectives of resident and of the host institution

  • Video conference with Field Director or faculty supervisor via video call (Skype, WhatsApp or Facetime) prior to departure

  • Attend a 6-hour course of Medical Portuguese via Skype with Noemi Buce (cost ⍨$100) or with a local Portuguese teacher in NY

Links and Forms