This program provides specialized training in Family Medicine. It is especially useful training for those who face the demands of rural primary health care. The curriculum is rigorous. It features instruction and supervised rotations in the following specialty areas: pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, orthopedics, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, public health and management.
HEAL Africa has established the DOCS Teaching Chair in Family Medicine in recognition of its roots with DOCS (Doctors on Call for Service) and as a way to strengthen the program of providing specialized Family Medicine training.
Volunteer instructors from across the world are recruited to teach students and interact with them during short term educational trips to DRC.