Global Health Clinical Elective (GHCE)

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The Global Health Clinical Elective (GHCE) was developed through a unique collaboration between the UW Department of Global Health and the clinical departments of Medicine, Family Medicine, OB/GYN, and Pediatrics to provide medical students the opportunity to earn UW credit via an international clinical setting. Approximately 25-30 fourth year medical students participate each year, spending six weeks at partner institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Nicaragua, Malawi, and Nepal. The program is facilitated by the Global Health Resource Center (GHRC). At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

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Global health
Child and family health

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