International Medicine (imSC)
This concentration aims to advance students' knowledge of international medicine, encourage global approaches to tackling diseases and health conditions, and enhance understanding of geographical and cultural diversity so that their clinical skills and research acumen become global tools when practicing medicine.
Students will evaluate the global impact of infectious diseases, trauma, metabolic and chronic illnesses; analyze the causes and effects of global health inequities on health outcomes; and acquire skills in time management, critical literature review, clinical evaluation and leadership development. Students will have the opportunity to complete an international research project, clinical rotation or field experience by their fourth year.
The imSC four year academic program will employ a mix of learning tools that include but are not limited to interactive seminars, lectures, locally available service learning volunteer experiences, global medicine and leadership seminars, capstone project (international research project) and field experience. In the final year students will have the opportunity to prepare a scholarly manuscript as well as present their capstone project in their senior year. Students are encouraged to publish their capstone project.
Lynette Menezes, PhD
John Sinnott, MD
Javier Cuevas, PhD