In North American medical schools, Global Health curricula expose students to high-quality, evidence-based, interdisciplinary clinical and public health care under the resource constraints typically found in developing nations. Students have the opportunities to apply their medical knowledge to health care situations around the world and to learn from colleagues and experts abroad in the firelds of tropical medicine, nutrition and public health. These equal partnerships are aimed at promoting health equity here and abroad through the shared development of best practices. Students involved in this curriculum retun better prepared to provide care to patients and communities in Arizona and the Southwest border region, elsewhere in the US, or internationally.
Open to all with Clinical Global Health interests:
Global Health: Clinical and Community Care - 3 week course offered every July since 1982
(full course description)
An intensive clinical, interprofessional training for working in resource-pooor settings - Started in 1982, the goal of the Global Health: Clinical & Community Care course is to prepare fourth-year medical students, primary care residents, and other clinical and public health care professionals to "join the team" based at a rural district hospital or similar setting. Using a small-group, problem-based format, the intensive course (6-7 hours/day for 3 weeks) introduces the participants to clinical, public health, cultural, and economic issues, which mold the lives and health of the people they will help serve. This course is open to all students, clinical residents and faculty in North America.
Open to all University of Arizona College of Medicine students:
Global Health Forum - (GHF)
The Global Health Forum (GHF) is an organization that aims to keep medical students informed and involved in gloabl health issues. It was created to increase awareness and involvement of students in global health and is a space for students to form connections for outreach, development, and advocacy while receiving training in public health and clinical skills for resource-limited settings. Students are expected to actively participate in GHF as a elected leader of by partipation in seminars in years 1 and 2 if they are persuing the Global Health Distinction Track.
Global Health Distinction Track (GHDT)
This distinction track integrates the long-established College of Medicine (CoM) electives in global health with several newer elements. The track consists of five educational componenets, including externships, courses, participation in global health forum, and a scholarly capstone project. Students who comlete the track receive a "Distinction in Global Health" at graduation.
Global Health in Family Medicine Residency
The University of Arizona College of Medicine at South Campus Family Medicine Residency -
Global Health Track - click here for more information about the track
Our residency program is designed to train physicians to practice in any part of the country and to provide the basis for work abroad, even in the most challenging medical sites. Our residency program's core curriculum includes multiple rural rotations in a wide array of culturally diverse settings. These communities often lack access to other specialties or major medical centers. Because of this, residents completing the global health track have multiple opportunities to develop and acquire the medical and communication skills needed for work abroad while working in remote areas of Arizona.
The Nehal Shah Award - The Fifth Annual Nehal A. Shah Memorial Global Health Award was awarded to Stephen Horras, Class of 2014, on Oct 16, 012. You can read the full announcement - PDF
NEW - ON TRACK the Global Health Distinction Newsletter - Autumn 2012
Check out the Global Health Photo Exhibit - AHSC Library by Java City - Began April 1.