Global health is “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide” (The Lancet). At its core, global health is a constantly evolving general guiding principle, an organizing framework for thinking and action, with a vision of a world with equitable access to health and wellbeing for all. This interdisciplinary framework incorporates not just medicine but human rights, environmental science, public health, economics, and more. Complex interdependent relationships of health systems that transcend national boundaries are of special interest in sustaining global health initiatives within and between countries. Continuous shifts in the global economy and population dynamics have dramatically increased the demand for healthcare professionals with global health expertise. By delivering lectures from leaders in the field, the Global Health Scholars Program (GHSP) will encourage scholars to expanding their understanding of health on a global scale.
Start Date: January 10, 2023
End Date: April 18, 2023
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, Bi-Weekly 6pm – 7pm ET
Why will I LOVE this Program?
This Scholars Program brings together individuals from around the world who are passionate about exploring best practices in improving health outcomes, reducing disparities, and preventing global threats. Students will explore topics that bring together the fields of public health, economics, epidemiology, and medicine through a survey course taught by experts with an array of clinical, public health, and research experience. At the end of the course, students will have expanded their knowledgeable in global health topics hopefully leading them to become effective and compassionate physicians.