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1 UCC Global Health Initiative Summer Opportunities

2 Global Health  “Global health, in general, implies consideration of the health needs of the people of the whole planet above the concerns of particular nations.” - WHO  “Global health looks to foster social development to achieve optimal health by highlighting the socioeconomic, environmental and cultural factors of the causes of different diseases that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity and cultural divisions.” -CFHI  “Global health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasises transnational health issues, deter- minants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes inter- disciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population- based prevention with individual-level clinical care.” -The Lancet

3 Rolling applications which are accepted year round It is recommended that students apply at least 3 months prior to desired date. Each program begins the first Saturday of each month, and last for 4 weeks. (June 2 or June 30) Programs in: Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, India, and South Africa More than 20 sites Available for students of all levels interested in Global Health and older than 20 years of age Broad area of interest addressed A limited amount of scholarships are awarded to help cover part of the costs. Costs range from $ 2,345 -$2,575 + airfare

4  /www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUIemmeYF1 8&feature=player_embedded - ! /www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUIemmeYF1 8&feature=player_embedded - !  Global health education programs  Doing More With Less- Healthcare in Remote Southern Bolivia  Infectious Disease Eradication in Amazonian and Highland Ecuador  Implementing Universal Healthcare from the Highlands to the Coast of Ecuador  Reproductive Health in Quito, Ecuador  Amazon Community and Indigenous Health, Ecuador  Confronting Tropical Disease Challenges in Mumbai, India  Maternal and Child Health in Pune, India  Rural/Urban Himalayan Rotation, India  Sight for All- Ophthalmology Rotation in New Delhi, India  Community health initiatives  Professional development programs

5 Student Training Programs Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program  Eight week, professional development program for racial and ethnic minority graduate students with an interest in Public Health research and/or intervention at the CDC  The fellowship's rigorous program engages fellows in an emerging infectious disease.  Students gain research experience in infectious diseases research areas such as antimicrobial resistance, emerging infectious diseases, animal related diseases, hospital related infectious issues, etc.  Date: 8 weeks June-July  Location: CDC headquarters in Atlanta  Stipend: $4,000, housing and airfare provided  Application deadline: February 2012  Additional information: drjames.php

6  Program areas:  Family and Community Health  General Management and the Office of the Director General  Global Polio Eradication initiative  Health Action in Crisis  Health Security and Environment  Health Systems and Services  HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases  Information, Evidence and Research  Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health  Dates: 6 – 12 week programs during the months of May – October  Location: WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland  Application period: December 1 – January 31  Internships are not paid. Travel costs, arrangements and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern.  Additional information: ent/internship/interns/en/inde x1.html Internships

7 USAID Global Health Fellows program  USAID is a federal government agency that supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances US foreign policy objectives by supporting: economic growth; agriculture and trade; global health; and democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.  Fellows will have the opportunity to gain practical experience by working closely with global health professionals on vital projects that impact lives in the developing world.  Positions in Washington D.C. are in:  Office of the Assistant Administrator  Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition  Office of HIV/AIDS  Office of Population and Reproductive Health  Positions in Kampala, Uganda are related to HIV/AIDS in:  Mengo Hospital  The AIDS Support Organization (TASO)  The Meeting Point

8 USAID Global Health Fellows program  Time period: Summer internship  Location: Washington DC or Kampla,Uganda  Application deadline: February  Additional information:  or programs.html  al_health/

9  This is a practical hands-on experience, under supervision focused on the integration of knowledge acquired by the students in various sections of their learning process such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, community health, pharmacology, general and systemic pathology, hematology, immunology and clinical Chemistry.  Students will be placed in different hospitals under the guidance of two separate mentors and will rotate through different medical specialties such as pediatrics and OB-GYN, the student may also be allowed to observe and assist in various general and orthopedic surgeries, under supervision.  Dates: June 4-30 or July 2-28  Location: Kenya, Tanzania or Malawi  Costs: $1,950 (food and accomodation included) + airfare  Additional information: Elective Africa

10  Volunteer medical missions trips  Location: Costa Rica, El Salvador, India, Peru, Nicaragua, Uganda, Philadelphia (Global Headquarters)  Dates: Programs run year long  Application deadline: Not specified but it is recommended to apply at least 2 months in advance, (more for popular dates such as summer)  Cost: A donation is required from each volunteer, varies according to destination + airfare  Additional information: program.html  Summer International Health fellowship in El Salvador June 3 – 30 or July  Additional information: summer-intl-health-fellowship.html

11  1-3 month long internships in which students learn about pediatric medicine and public health first-hand by working alongside American and Honduran doctors, residents, medical students, nurses and other health care workers.  Students must be proficient in conversational Spanish, be resourceful and take initiative while demonstrating respect for other cultures and sensitivity to local cultural values.  Approximate dates: May 30 – July 1, June 29 – July 30  Location: Roatan, Honduras  Costs: Approximately $ $2000  Application deadline: Rolling application, March  Additional information:

12 INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE IN GUATEMALA  Various Global Health education programs that integrate medicine alongside factors that are unique to the Mayan and Guatemalan culture.  Dates: Yearlong, courses start every Monday  Location: Guatemala  Costs: Approximately $1450 for two weeks + airfare, housing and food.  Additional information:http://www.mayanmedicala id.org/global_health_ed.htm

13  Work the World arranges medical placements in Argentina, Ghana, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Tanzania, for students of medicine and qualified doctors from around the world.  Amongst a few of the placements are pediatrics, OB/GYN, emergency medicine and internal medicine.  Dates: 2-6 week programs throughout the year  Location: Africa, Asia, South America  Cost: Prices start at $1890 for two week program + airfare  Additional information: WORK THE WORLD

14 NATURAL DOCTORS INTERNATIONAL Naturopathic Global Health Internships  2 month long internships working at an established naturopathic healthcare clinic, and learning about alternative medicine.  Open to students with an interest in global studies, global health, or grassroots social justice organizations.  Dates: 2 months minimum, program runs year-long, students must commit to working 40 hrs/week  Location: Nicaragua  Costs: $1300 per month (housing and food included) + airfare  Additional information: /t/Internships.htm

15 Unite for Sight Global Impact Corps  Cutting-edge grassroots global health delivery programs in Ghana, Honduras and India.  Students will be working in eye clinics alongside local doctors delivering eye care to rural areas in local communities. Students also have the opportunity if desired to work on research at the Global Health lab of their location.  Dates: 15 – 30 day sessions available on May, June and July, may be up to 8 weeks if participating in research.  Location: Accra, Kumasi and Tamale Ghana; Tegucigalna, Honduras; Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; Patna, Bihar, India; Dhenkanal, Orissa, India  Costs: students are required to fundraise/donate $1800, $55 application fee + airfare.  Application: Rolling  Additional Information: others#may2012

16 HAITI Medical Mission Trips  Iniciativa Comunitaria, offers missions trips to our neighboring island of Haiti. Students work alongside doctors and local translators to offer medical relief to the local haitian community.  Dates vary, for additional information please contact:  Approximate costs: $700 - $1,000  Additional information: please om

17  6 week summer program specially designed for medical students in their first year.  Public service hands on fellowship introducing students to social service and development.  Dates: For exact dates and application deadlines please write to  Location: Surat India  Additional information: m1projectapplication.htm

18 National Institutes of Health Summer Research Opportunity  Students work at the NIH Clinical Center, which is the nation’s largest hospital devoted completely to clinical research. Students will work with mentors, participate in NIH Research Poster Festival, and attend weekly lectures hosted by NIH researchers.  Date: 8 week duration, working a minimum of 40 hours. Start and end dates are negotiated individually by student and investigator.  Location: NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD  Application deadline: March 1  Stipend: Students receive a mothly stipend of approximately $2,000  Additional information: html

19 AMSA-VITAS End of Life Education Fellowship Program  Six-week intensive summer experience designed to introduce medical students to end of life (EOL) care issues. Program has a combination of didactic sessions and a variety of field placements that combines in-patient and home visits.  Students will have the opportunity to learn from interdisciplinary hospice team members which may consist of doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, and volunteers.  Date: June 13-July  Location: Ft. Lauderdale/Miami  Stipend: $375/week  Application: 2012 program applications will be posted by January  Important to remember The AMSA-VITAS End of Life Education Fellowship is a program of the AMSA Foundation  Additional information: Academy/EOL.aspx

20 UCC Global Health… On a Mission Additional Linsk: page/EducationCareerDevelopment/I ntlHealthOpps.aspx THANK YOU!!!


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