Scholarly Concentrations

Scholarly Concentrations

International Medicine

This concentration aims to advance students' knowledge of international health and 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 may get the opportunity to complete an international research project, clinical rotation or field experience.


Year 1

  • Each student assigned a mentor
  • Participate in introductory sessions, prepare for research project, apply for summer funding, field experience

Year 2

  • Participate in global medicine & leadership seminars, lectures, service activities. Work on research/capstone project. Present at research day

Year 3

  • Participate in global medicine, leadership & other seminars, and service activities, work on research/capstone project. Present at research day. Prepare for field experience

Year 4

  • Complete Field Experience, Research project.
  • Senior Podcast/Powerpoint presentation, scholarly manuscript, oral/poster presentation at Research Day/National/International Conference.


The imSC academic program also will include these components: Field experience, global medicine and leadership seminars, lectures, service endeavors, scholarly manuscript, senior year presentation, podcasts, research, presentation & publication

Faculty Leadership


John Sinnott, MD

Lynette Menezes, PhD


Courtney Johns, BA