Center for International Studies and Programs

Global Health Program

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The Global Health student clerkship program offers students a broad array of clerkship opportunities across the globe, that foster growth of medical knowledge through direct patient-care experiences in another country. The experiences and rewards that students receive are many.

Students have the opportunity to become an active member of a medical team. As a team member, you'll...

  • see patients from around the world with a wide spectrum of common and rare diseases
  • work with outstanding physicians representing all medical and surgical specialties and eminent scientists in basic research
  • learn clinical decision-making skills at some of the largest medical group practices in the world
  • participate in educational activities
  • experience working with international leaders in clinical medicine
  • demonstrate your abilities
  • meet and interact with local community

The Global Health Program works withaffiliating institutions in international locations to offer a global health experience to UT College of Medicine (UTCOM) students.

two small African boysGlobal Health Experience Locations:

People’s Hospital of Peking University, Beijing, China

West China Hospital, West China School of Medicine at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

First People’s Hospital , Shanghai, China 

Company Clinic and Mine Hospital, Kitwe, Zambia

Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

East Avenue Medical Center,  Manila, Philippines



New Rotation Sites:  Students interested in participating in these new rotations should contact Deb Krohn, Global Health Advisor, at 419.530.2549 or for more detailed information.

  • The American University of Beirut – Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jordan Hospital – Amman, Jordan
  • Lady Willingdon Hospital – Manali, India
  • PSG & Sons’ Charities/PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research – Coimbatore, India

A Global Health experiences include but are not limited to UTCOM students completing particular clerkships, researching, or volunteering at global health sites, during the medical school year or during summers between medical school years.  The experience is credit-bearing and/or funded at least in part by The University.  

Examples of International Department/ Clerkships Experience
(vary by location)

  • chinaAesthetics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease
  • Tropical Medicine & Infectious Disease
  • General SurgeryOrthopedic Surgery Neurosciences & Neurologic Surgery Orthopedics
  • Multiple Surgical subspecialties including Transplantation
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics/Neonatal
  • Plastic Surgery/Aesthetics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
Last Updated: 6/26/15