Member Highlights: Cornell Weill Medical College

The Office of Global Health Education at Weill Cornell Medicine was established to create a sustainable and innovative global health program that engages multidisciplinary faculty and medical students in wide-ranging service, research, and educational activities, including the newly created Global Health Area of Concentration. The longitudinal Area of Concentration features didactic coursework, experiential learning, and a mentored pathway for engaging with local and international communities.

Weill Cornell's commitment to global health is manifest through long-standing international partnerships. This past year, the program expanded to include a clinical elective in Havana, Cuba; a community health elective in Kathmandu, Nepal; and an educational exchange with Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in Glasgow, Scotland. Additionally, the Visiting International Medical Student Electives Program, aimed towards bridging global health and strengthening partnerships, welcomes over one hundred students annually. The program creates an exchange of knowledge and ideas by allowing both Weill Cornell and international medical students to complete clinical electives within a new healthcare setting.

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