ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Medical Student Global Health
Introduction to Global Health (1st/2nd year elective):
This course addresses the global burden of disease in the context of social determinants of health and their effect on health outcomes in vulnerable populations. It also discusses the concept of health and wellness as the result of an integrated approach to safety, security and social justice.
Review of Medical Spanish (1st/2nd year elective):This elective will focus on the application of Spanish in the context of the medical interview and physical exam. The course also discusses Spanish in a medical setting and the diversity of culture and tradition among Hispanic populations in relation to perceptions of health and illness.
Spanish Immersion Course (1st/2nd year):For students interested in further developing their ability in Medical Spanish and increasing their understanding of the health in Hispanic populations, this three week elective offers an excellent opportunity for immersion and study of tropical medicine in Costa Rica.
International Clerkship in Primary Care (FM853/4th year):
This four week elective course offers students the opportunity to experience primary care systems and practice in an international setting. Students will learn from the community and primary health care systems there. Previous sites have included China, India, Zambia, India, Israel and Ecuador. Pending sites include Honduras and Mexico. Students need to officially sign-up for this elective through the registrar's office and complete the following application.
Global Health Track
For more information or questions about the COM-GHT: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Students participating in the COM-GHT may be eligible for the University of Kentucky Graduate Certificate in Global Health (CPH) with the completion of additional requirements.
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