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University of Arizona, College of Medicine-
Phoenix, Global Health-
Certificate of Distinction

Visited Locations (1)

Countries: Dominican Republic

Months of Travel: June and December

Year Initiated: 2010

Total Yearly Outreach Participants: 24 per trip

Matriculants per class: 37

Medical School Involvement: MS2, MS3, MS1, MS4

Other participating professional schools:


Faculty and staffing:

UA-COM, Phx. faculty as well as doctors from our clinical partnerships will volunteer their time to travel to the Dominican Republic with our students.

Application process:

Incoming MS1 students are required to submit their Global Health-Certificate of Distinction application no later than October 1st.

Program elements:

Five elements of the GH-Certificate of Distinction program are:

1. Field externship (Dominican Republic trip - choose either June or December departure)
2. Independent Learning
3. Global Health Seminars?
4. Global Health Discovery Project (GHDP) in partnership with their Scholarly Project
5. Global Health Elective (4th year)

Financial support:

Students pay for their airfare and subsidized lodging/meals expenses.

Faculty time allotted:

Faculty time is on a volunteer basis.

Administrative support:

Administrative support provided for coordinating 4th year elective travel and support (as needed) for student run organization.




NGO/In Country Partners

  • Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos