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. Annually, close to 30 percent of our students complete the International Health Program Track, and more than 40 percent participate in international clinical experiences. 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
    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. The group also raises funds to assist students through an annual symposium.
  • 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 Education Program
    The International Education Program was initiated in 2004 by students interested in completing clinical rotations in developing countries. Since the beginning, the program has operated as a student-run, faculty-supported component of the Boonshoft School of Medicine.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