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Global Health is a field of study which addresses the health of people and populations in a global context. It is the area of study, research and healthcare provision that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity worldwide. It involves 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: on-campus courses, faculty-based
seminars, 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
Our global programs involvement has stretched us from our home city across
the world. A sample of our activities from 2014-15 include:
To explore how you can be involved, contact the
Carver College of Medicine Global Health Programs office.
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