For medical students who are eager to serve diverse patient populations both in the US and abroad, as well as gain a better perspective on the global healthcare landscape, the School of Medicine’s Global Health Scholars Program (GHSP) offers a formal curriculum for students to enhance their knowledge and skills in global health.
GHSP Mission Statement
The mission of the Global Health Scholars Program is to support interested students in distinguishing themselves as scholars in global health through immersion experiences, scholastic efforts, education, and reflection. Scholars will develop a foundation of global health knowledge and skills that will enable them to confidently incorporate global health into their future careers. Scholars will grow in the areas of: Reflection, Education, Immersion, and Scholastic Efforts.
Education: Learn, Question, Understand
- Attend 4 faculty lectures
- Attend 2 Conversational InSIGHT discussions
- Attend 2 documentary discussions
- Attend 1 global health reading discussion
Immersion: Go, See, Engage
- Complete 1 GHSP approved immersive experience
- Currently, any global rotation for credit must take place in a country listed as a Level 1 or Level 2 country by the CDC and Department of Homeland Security.
- If you have a location you would like to do a rotation at, first make sure it meets the above criteria by the CDC and Department of Homeland Security, then contact Dr. Kane via email to discuss the possibility of your desired rotation.
- If Dr. Kane approves your rotation, you will also need to seek approval by the STAR Committee.
- It is highly recommended to seek STAR committee approval as soon as possible, since the committee only meets once per month.
- More information can be found on the Campus International Programs page.
Capstone: Synthesize, Present, Contribute
- Complete 1 research project and present at a conference
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- Complete a reflection piece for presentation at a SIGHT event
Students may apply by completing the application below - Applications will be open until October 21st.
GHSP-Approved Immersion Sites/Programs
- Students Interested in Global Health for Tomorrow (SIGHT) Nicaragua Trip
- Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) Guatemala Medical Mission Trip
- Catholic Charities of Central - Northern Missouri Refugee Health Advocate
- Himalayan Health Exchange
- Child Family Health International
- Community for Children
- Global Brigades
- South African – Stellenbosch University
- STEER: South Texas Environmental Education and Research
- Others based on pre-approval
Students have the opportunity to engage in global health issues through the various education opportunities listed below:
- Global Health Faculty “Lunch & Learn” Lecture Series
- Lectures on global health issues by faculty throughout the School of Medicine
- Conversational InSIGHT Journal Club
- Discussions over global health topics via selected podcasts, TED talks, journal manuscripts, and more
- Documentary Nights
- Selected global health documentary viewings with discussion
- Medical Spanish Course
- Six-week course on medical Spanish taught by Spanish department graduate student
- Book discussion
- Selected book on global health topic with discussion
Are you a Mizzou Faculty member interested in getting involved with the Global Health Scholars Program?