Global Health Programs
Tufts School of Medicine views global health education as an important component of its educational mission. 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. Participation in field experiences is a key component of our approach to global health education. Together with our international partners, we prepare our graduates to be part of a growing number of health professionals equipped with the skills needed for clinical, research, and public health careers with an increasing global health dimension.
All students are invited to apply for a global health program during their time at Tufts School of Medicine. Opportunities for short-term programs are available to students during the summer period between years one and two, and to fourth-year students who would like to complete a clinical elective abroad.
- Vellore, India
- Accra, Ghana
- Windhoek, Namibia
To help students offset the cost of international travel associated with a global health experience, we offer partial funding opportunities through the Global Health Travel Grant.
Their hope, and mine, through this rich and varied exposure is that we all learn to care for each other more humanely and effectively, and that we realize we have much to learn from other cultures and countries.
--Dean Harris Berman
Dean for Global Health and Multicultural Affairs
Tufts School of Medicine 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 Tufts School of Medicine. 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