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Global Health is a field of study which addresses the health of people and populations in a global context. It involves mutual teaching, research and healthcare provision that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity worldwide. It examines the social determinants of health, addressing disparities including infectious and non-communicable disease issues, human rights as well as economic development, and policy and system issues.
Medical students at the Carver College of Medicine have multiple ways to get involved with our Global Health Programs: two on-campus courses each semester, special speaker opportunities, community-based electives and clerkships, faculty/alumni led sustained medical missions, student organizations (Global Medicine 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. A sample of our activities from 2015-16 include:
For more details on our work, read our Director's new blog at http://medcom.uiowa.edu/globalprograms/.
To explore how you can be involved, contact the Carver College of Medicine Global Health Programs office.
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