Build a career in global and underserved medicine
The goal of the Global Health Graduate Certificate program is to create future leaders in global and underserved health who overcome existing challenges through unconventional and innovative solutions that transform health care in resource-limited settings. This certificate program is ideally suited for students who are independent, critical thinkers, not afraid to challenge and improve the current health system.
It is designed to:
- enhance existing undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education,
- provide a global perspective of health care, and
- create opportunities for low-cost, high-impact innovations.
The program has been developed to help students build a career in global and underserved medicine as they acquire critical knowledge and skill about resource constrained health systems, frugal innovation as well as cultural, social and environmental determinants of health care. This knowledge is not only applicable abroad, but is critical when caring for vulnerable, marginalized populations in the U.S. (i.e., refugee populations) and will help students to be become well-rounded professionals.
The certificate features a highly flexible learning plan with online didactic learning, workshops and full immersion experiences in a resource-limited environment in which students will experience medical care constrained by poverty, lack of resources and understand the impact of economic, social, environmental and cultural barriers.
For capstone projects, students ideally will work in teams and will be encouraged to examine opportunities for innovation that foster health, social and economic change in resource-poor settings. For these projects, students may join with peers from partner universities abroad to complete the didactic and practical portions of their training, and to carry out project ideation, design, implementation and evaluation.
No prerequisites are required.
See the courses that comprise the 10 credit hours required to earn the certificate.
Admissions and cost
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