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Global Health Opportunities

Embodying our mission of an innovative educational experience, our students have the opportunity to train in both scientific and clinical settings that focus on bettering healthcare for local and global communities. From summer research - to clinical electives, residency programs and beyond, these initiatives teach our students to expand their healthcare lenses to capture a global perspective.

Summer Research

During the first year, students have the option of working with a faculty member on a global research project. Students can apply for a summer stipend to support their research and travel for a portion of the project. This allows for students to experience the intersection between research and clinical care.

Past projects that students have been involved in are as follows:

  • Gender Discrepancy in Childhood Cancer Treatment in New Delhi, India
  • Assessment of Neonatal Care Practices and Acquisition of Related Knowledge on Batey 16, La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • The Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Conditions and Awareness in a Latin Subgroup: A Rural Population in the Dominican Republic
  • Dehydration and Water Sanitation Education in the Prevention of Pediatric Dehydration in Batey 16, Dominican Republic
  • Assessing Antenatal and Delivery Care Practices and Acquisition of Related Knowledge on Batey 16, La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Developing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Standardized Tool to Measure Medication Adherence among HIV Patients in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Breastfeeding Patterns in Low-Income Areas of Gujarat, India

Fourth Year Electives

Students may incur additional costs for travel for some global health electives. For additional information on global health electives, please contact For assistance in applying to global health electives, please reach out to the Office of Student Records

Uganda Elective

The Uganda experience is a unique 6 week experience in both clinical and community medicine that takes place in a very remote rural region of Uganda, the Kisoro district.  The 2-week Hofstra Global Health Course in June of MSIV is a required accompaniment of this elective. The Uganda rotation focuses on developing the cognitive and clinical skills most valuable to students interested in the fields of Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Ob-gyn.

Ecuador Elective

The cultural and ecological diversity of Ecuador offers a variety of scenarios in the fields of Medicine and Public Health in both rural and urban settings. With an affiliation agreement between the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador and our institution, medical students will have the opportunity to rotate through primary care clinics in rural areas of Ecuador, participate in public health initiatives with the indigenous population in the Andes or rotate in hospitals/clinics in the subtropics regions of Ecuador.

Residency Opportunities

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