Learning Across the Globe

Not only can you travel abroad as a student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, you can also get class credit for your travel experience. Learn on the frontlines of health care in exotic locations such as Nepal; Mumbai, India; Jamaica; Ecuador; Cambodia; Ghana; Swaziland; and Tanzania.

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  • Global Health Initiative (GHI)
    This student club assists medical students in arranging international electives by providing information and contacts with physicians, medical mission organizations and financial resources around the world.
  • Global Health Systems Program (GHS)
    GHS raises awareness about the globalization of health and health care systems by offering elective courses and fostering scholarly debate and research with a global health systems focus. The program also awards scholarships to medical students who seek to conduct research abroad.
  • International Health Program (IHP)
    IHP seeks to prepare culturally competent physicians with an understanding of and appreciation for international problems of health and illness. Through the program, students gain a more complete perspective on existing health care systems and the practical challenges of delivering care in an international setting.

Medical students in Jamaica

Jeff Jenks
Above: M.D./M.P.H. student Jeff Jenks lifts his bike in jubilation at the conclusion of a 3,700-mile journey from San Diego to Washington., D.C., to shine a spotlight on world health issues. To the left and below, scences from a GHI service trip to Jamaica.

Medical students in Jamaica