The Global Health Education Programs through the UCLA Center for World Health offers a variety of educational programs for UCLA medical students, including classroom-based learning and field-based research and clinical experiences with our partner institutions in low- and middle-income countries. Students have worked on a variety of research projects, from creating neonatal resuscitation programs in Ghana to documenting and improving transfusion practices in Mozambique. Clinical experiences have ranged from hands-on emergency medicine opportunities in South Africa to learning about traditional Chinese medicine in China. For more information on our medical student programs, please contact Traci Wells at twells@mednet.ucla.edu.

GLOBAL HEALTH CLINICAL ELECTIVES

Fourth-year medical students at UCLA have the opportunity to participate in a clinical elective in a low- or middle-income country. This experience provides insight into practicing medicine in resource-limited settings, both abroad and in underserved communities in the U.S.

SHORT-TERM TRAINING PROGRAM IN GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

UCLA medical students between their first and second years of study have the opportunity to work on a health research project in a low- or middle-income country. Students may choose from one of our offerings or can pursue their own project with close mentorship from CWH faculty.

 

 

GLOBAL HEALTH PATHWAY

UCLA medical students with a strong interest in and commitment to global health are encouraged to join the Global Health Pathway. This pathway is an intensively mentored, longitudinal research and training experience for students who may wish to pursue careers in global health.

GLOBAL HEALTH SELECTIVE

Offered during the fall, this selective course explores how the various medical specialties approach global health work, and provides insight into funding structures, advocacy, ethics, advocacy, and human rights.

GLOBAL HEALTH EVENING ROUNDTABLES

Hosted by UCLA Center for World Health faculty, these events bring together students, faculty, and global health professionals to discuss timely issues in the field, ranging from topics in clinical medicine to world health policy.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL ELECTIVES: MEDICAL STUDENTS

These instructions are for UCLA medical students planning research and clinical electives outside the United States.

COUNTRIES WITH TRAVEL WARNINGS AND ALERTS

Instructions for students and residents traveling to countries with active U.S. State Department Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.

TRAVEL RESOURCES

Information on travel health and safety, travel health and evacuation insurance, cultural competence, and other resources for travelers.