The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health

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Whether you’re considering a global health learning experience such as a clinical rotation, a research project, or volunteer work, or are preparing to work abroad, this is the course for you!

This 3-part timeline-based course, designed by a team of global health experts, will help you prepare for successful global health learning experiences and projects. The course provides guidance for undergraduate and graduate students, medical trainees, and volunteers. In each part, you will have the opportunity to learn through interactive scenarios and discussion forums.

In Part 1 (The Big Picture), you will learn how to determine whether a global health learning experience is right for you, and if so, what, where, when, and how?

In Part 2 (Preparation and on the Ground), you will learn how to prepare for your global health learning experience and gain vital information about being there on-the-ground. You’ll learn how to arrange logi...

Whether you’re considering a global health learning experience such as a clinical rotation, a research project, or volunteer work, or are preparing to work abroad, this is the course for you!

This 3-part timeline-based course, designed by a team of global health experts, will help you prepare for successful global health learning experiences and projects. The course provides guidance for undergraduate and graduate students, medical trainees, and volunteers. In each part, you will have the opportunity to learn through interactive scenarios and discussion forums.

In Part 1 (The Big Picture), you will learn how to determine whether a global health learning experience is right for you, and if so, what, where, when, and how?

In Part 2 (Preparation and on the Ground), you will learn how to prepare for your global health learning experience and gain vital information about being there on-the-ground. You’ll learn how to arrange logistics, improve your security and cultural awareness and obtain guidance to limit health hazards. You’ll have the opportunity to create an appropriately inclusive yet “light” packing list. You will learn how to identify and manage common situations you may encounter on the ground, including personal and property safety risks, professional, ethical, and cultural issues, and the appropriate use of various modes of communication, including social media.

In Part 3 (Reflection), you will learn about “reverse culture shock” upon returning from a global health experience. You will learn how to identify strategies for effectively “reintegrating” into your home and work life and how to effectively manage potential health issues upon return. In addition, you’ll learn how to effectively advocate for other individuals at your institution to identify clinical opportunities, educational opportunities and funding structures for future global health experiences.

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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 7 months ago
The course gave me the motivation and confidence to partake in a global health experience. I would highly recommend it if you are planning a trip abroad for work, and would need the advice of the "dos and don'ts" of traveling in another country.
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1 year, 7 months ago
Excellent introduction to safety, cultural competency, logistical planning for trainees hoping to partake in global health experiences. Wish this course had been available when I was earlier in my career!
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9/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 7 months ago
I really enjoyed taking this course. It was a great first step for me as I envision myself embarking on a clinical rotation in the future. I wanted to gain more knowledge about global health and the course helped to narrow down where to travel to, with whom, and when would be the best fit for me!
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9/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 8 months ago
Very practical, useful content for medical students and residents interested in international EM electives. A great first step for those without prior experience!
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1 year, 8 months ago
Covers important content, helpful guiding residents through the process (before, during and after) working abroad.
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