WUSM Global Health and Medicine (originally the Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine) is a student group that works to give the medical community a first-hand look at international health concerns.

WUSM Global Health and Medicine provides funding for:

  • International rotations for fourth-year medical students
  • Alternative spring break trips to a country in Central or South America for second-year students

Each spring, WUSM Global Health and Medicine 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.

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Global Health Scholars volunteer to provide health care screenings, clothing, food, hygiene products and an opportunity to come together to discuss the importance of nutrition and well-being.

For residents

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.

Internal Medicine rounds at Ayder Referral Hospital, Mekelle, Ethiopia.

For undergraduates

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 »

Children undergoing nutritional screening in Cap Haitien, Haiti.