University of Vermont College of Medicine students and faculty are fanning out across the globe to learn about the practice of medicine in a variety of countries, including Vietnam, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Russia, via the UVM College of Medicine/Danbury Hospital Global Health Program. The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of medicine across cultures, as well as give back to hospitals, clinics, health care professionals, and families 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.