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1187 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone:(319) 353-5762
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • Global Programs

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     Global Health is a field of study addressing the health of populations in a global context and transcends the political boundaries of nations.
    "It has been defined by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health as 'the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide'." Issues in the field include focus on social determinants of health, healthcare disparities including infectious and non-communicable disease issues, human rights as well as economic development, and policy and system issues. Students at the Carver College of Medicine have multiple ways to get involved with Global Health while in medical school. On campus electives, faculty based seminars, special speaker opportunities, community based electives and clerkships, faculty/alumni led sustained medical missions, student organizations (Global Medical Society and Student Physicians for Human Rights), campus wide, national and international conference involvement, academic exchanges, joint degrees, internships and fellowships, medical Spanish program, and Global Health Distinction Track. Our global programs involvement has stretched us from our home city across the world to over 50 nations.

    To discuss how you can be involved, contact:
    Robin Paetzold, Director
    MERF 1187

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