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Global Health

At Yale School of Medicine, we believe global health is founded on the principles of social justice and health as a human right, for medical students, this 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. The Certificate in Global Medicine is available to students who demonstrate a deep level of commitment and expertise in global health.

Certificate in Global Medicine

Medical students are able to pursue a variety of didactic, research, and clinical experiences in global health at Yale. The Certificate program organizes coursework and international experiences into a longitudinal curriculum that a student can complete over four (or five) years of medical school, while maintaining flexibility in terms of both the timing and content of these opportunities.

Global Clinical Electives

Clinical electives allow students who have completed their clerkship year to have a clinical experience in another health care system.

Lectures, Series, & Conferences

See a list of the many Global Health lectures, series, & conferences that are held at Yale.

Community & Advocacy Health Care Service Opportunities

See a list of health care service opportunities in the New Haven community.

Global Health Faculty Advisors & Mentors

There is a group of designated Global Health Faculty Advisors across several of the departments who are an excellent resource for identifying possible faculty mentors within their departments.

Meet Our Global Health Team

Meet the members of our Global Health team and learn how to contact us.