Global Health Opportunities
The Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine (FIHTM) is a student group that works to give the medical community a first-hand look at international health concerns.
FIHTM provides funding for:
- International rotations for fourth-year medical students
- Alternative spring break trips to Nicaragua and Honduras for second-year students
Each spring, FIHTM hosts a Global Health Symposium that not only provides the opportunity to hear from an expert in the area of international health care, but from medical students who have done rotations abroad.
For information regarding international opportunities for residents, please visit the Global Health Scholars Program in Internal Medicine.
For medical students
Students have an opportunity to volunteer in nutrition studies in Haiti or complete a clinical elective in Mekelle, Ethiopia.
A partnership between Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and Université Publique du Nord au Cap-Haitien (UPNCH) in Haiti has led to the creation of a new public health undergraduate degree (license) program. Read more on the Institute for Public Health’s site »