Students, residents, and faculty from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine (UVMLCOM) fan out around the globe to learn about the practice of medicine in a variety of countries- the Dominican Republic, Russia, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe- via the UVMLCOM/Western Connecticut Health Network Global Health Program. Their goal is to gain a deeper understanding of medicine across cultures while giving back to patients, families, and communities along the way. Each global health rotation is approximately six weeks long and focuses on clinical work as well as socio-cultural immersion and language instruction.
Here are some of their stories.
For more information about the program, please visit http://www.uvm.edu/medicine/globalhealth
The Global Health Program is a member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), the largest consortium of academic institutions in the world involved in global health.