Educational Opportunities

  • Sixth Annual Global Health Day - the Department of Internal Medicine's Office of Global Health welcomes Dr Mary Bassett, the NYC Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene as the keynote speaker on Thursday, March 31, 2016. This year, "Global Health: Beyond Geography    Caring for Vulnerable Populations at Home and Abroad" focuses on the the challenges faced in the struggle to create a healthy community at times impacted by global events. 
  • Global Health Seminar -  a year-long weekly elective course intended for students in the health professions to develop an understanding of the key aspects of global health research and practice. The course contains two components: thematic lectures and modules.  Over the course of the fall semester, lectures will focus on the social and biological determinants of health and global health practice in the field.  The modules for the coming year will focus on non-communicable diseases.  Sessions are on Monday, from 5:30 - 7 pm in the Hope Building, Room 110.  Some of the lectures and discussions have been recorded: click here to see a listing of the prior year's podcasts.
  • Topics in Global Medicine (formerly Tropical Medicine) - a case-based seminar designed for students in all of the health professions programs (physician associate (PA), nursing, epidemiology and public health (EPH), and medicine) as well as residents interested in global health.  The goal is to provide participants with a broad knowledge base in current globally important health issues.  Each session is case-based and clinically relevant, though medical diagnosis and management are not the priority for this course.  Importantly, the course provides a forum for interactive discussions of the health issues that pose unique challenges in resource-limited settings.  Most sessions are collaborative - the faculty person is paired with a student and/or resident and the team works together to research and present the topic.  The course is held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in TAC N203.  A light dinner is provided.  The syllabus contains the schedule of as well as a how-to guide for signing up to access the course website.  Contact Jeremy Schwartz, faculty course director, with questions/inquiries. Some of the lectures and discussions have been recorded: click here to see a listing of prior years' podcasts. 
  • The Yale Global Mental Health Program in the Department of Psychiatry, consists of faculty mentorship, resident projects, the Global Mental Health Elective, the Yale Global Mental Health Symposia and other events.  Click here to see their calendar.

J&J Global Health Scholars

Samson Omongot, Lab Technician on Ward 4A discussing slides with J&J Global Health Scholars, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda