This is Element 3 of the Global Health Distinction Track.
You don't need to be enrolled at the University of Arizona or a part of the Global Health Distinction Track to participate in this course.
Click here for copy of 2013 Brochure about course
The University of Arizona Global health course, begun in 1982 and revised annually, is a multidisciplinary, case-based, problem-solving course preparing clinical students and residents for health care experiences in developing countries. Other health professionals with clinical experience in any medical or public health field may apply as well.
This is a full-time (80 class hours), interactive course, with an optional medical/cultural weekend field trip. Faculty are all experienced clinicians from several departments at the University of Arizona or elsewhere. Visiting medical students receive up to four weeks' elective credit at their home school (which must also arrange the actual overseas preceptorship).
We believe this is one of the most specific and useful preparations for North American senior medical students, residents, and public health students planning a field experience in a developing nation. Our commitment is to evidence-based clinical and public health - with most of the content derived from WHO and international sources.
Open to medical students in years 3-4 and primary care residents and physicians. Also open to other health care clinicians.
Enrollment limited to 24 (this allows case-based teaching in 3 groups of 8 students) View a one-page description (PDF format)
2013 Program date:
July 8-26, 2013. We expect this course to continue annually - as it has since 1982!
This course is designed for and priority is given to students actively planning for a student or professional experience in a developing country.
Participants should be actively planning for a student or professional experience in a less developed country; actual site to be arranged through the student's home school.
Medical students (US or Canada): 3rd or 4th year student; must have completed second (and preferably third) year.
Primary Care resident physicians and/or graduate-level health professional with a clinical orientation who are interested in community-based, primary health care.
Applications are due by May 15. Apply anytime between January 15 and May 15 for the course in the same year. Late registration may be possible. Call or email to see if there are still openings.
UA Medical students: 4 week elective credit: 80 classroom hours.
Other participants (if space is available): 3-5 credits depending on institution
All participants: extensive syllabus with CD $15 and books $75; transportation, food and lodging (we can provide you contacts for low-cost shared rentals in Tucson; range is about $300-$400)
Medical students from USA medical schools : no course fees.
North American DO students: $50 course fee (non-refundable if you drop from course after June 1)
Medical residents, physicians and other health care professionals: $950 course fee. ($50 of which is non-refundable if you drop from course after June 1)
All others should contact us.
If you have questions after reviewing this web site contact:
Ronald Pust, MD or Tracy Carroll, PT, MPH
The University of Arizona, College of Medicine
Dept of Family and Community Medicine
PO Box 245052
Tucson AZ 85724
Ron Pust, course director (rpust [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu)
Arleen Heimann, course coordinator (aheimann [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu) - (520) 626-1992
(520) 626-6134 (Attn : Ron Pust)