Global Health

Image: Global Health - river scene

At Yale School of Medicine, we believe global health is founded on the principles of social justice and, for medical students, involves understanding the challenges health systems face in attaining health equity for all, understanding the social, economic and political determinants of health, providing clinical care to underserved patients, advocacy for individual patients and communities, and a commitment to cultural humility and cross-cultural communication.

Yale Students

You will experience a vibrant global health curriculum that ensures these values are discussed in the core curriculum. You can also access a variety of elective courses that allow you to gain a deeper understanding of these values and work with underserved populations here in New Haven. During your pre-clinical and clinical years, you can work in healthcare delivery systems in low and middle income countries. You can conduct global health research in international settings. A Certificate in Global Medicine is available to students who demonstrate a deep level of commitment and expertise in global health. Learn more...

Visiting Student Elective Program

We are excited to provide clinical electives to international students who wish to compare their healthcare system with that in the U.S. The rotations have been quite formative for students who participate in the program. Having international students on elective rotations also deepens the understanding Yale faculty and students have of healthcare delivery systems in international settings. Learn more...

Image: Uganda Mulagp - two man/grass

Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO)

VSLO Application - For first semester of AY 19/20 will be available February 1, 2019

The Visiting International Student Elective Program is now accepting applications through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program.   If your home institution is currently a participating member of the AAMC - VSLO  please follow the link below to complete the online application process. 

VSLO Participating Members

If your home institution is not currently an active member of the AAMC - VSLO, you can still apply.  You will need to complete a brief registration form in order to gain access to apply through VSLO.   Please follow the link below to complete the brief registration, you will be provided additional instruction upon completion of the registration.  Please note the registration process will take 2-3 business days to complete.

NON-VSLO Members

Global Health Booklet

Global Health Booklet 2018