Message from the Dean of Global Health

Joyce Sackey

Dean Joyce Sackey, MD, FACP

"Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) has a rich history of community engagement, both locally as well as internationally."

TUSM views global health education as an important component of its educational mission.  This is in recognition of the need to equip health professionals of the 21st century with the knowledge and skills requisite for engagement in clinical, research and public health careers with an increasing global health dimension.

In addition to formal instruction in the professional degree programs, the school also offers opportunities for students to gain exposure to global and public health in international settings. Students in the global health track of the MPH program may elect to complete a required, applied learning experience (ALE) at one of our international sites. In addition, all students (whether or not they are pursing a formal degree in public health) may elect to participate in a service-learning experience in global health during their tenure at TUSM. Students may choose among a number of established global health programs, including opportunities in India, Panama and Ghana.

A number of Tufts graduates and faculty are engaged in collaborations in research, education and training with colleagues in a number of countries around the world and serve as advisors and mentors for students planning global health experiences. Together with our international partners, Tufts' is preparing its graduates to be part of a growing cadre of health professionals equipped with the skills needed to tackle global health challenges around the world.

Joyce A. Sackey, M.D., FACP
Dean for Global Health and Multicultural Affairs