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.
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. Throughout the curriculum, you can work in health care 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.
Clinical electives allow students who have completed their clerkship year to have a clinical experience in another health care system.