Global Health Pathway at the University of Washington

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The Global Health Pathway is designed for medical students interested in improving global health disparities. Students complete courses, clinical work, research, service, and international experiences to:
-Understand historical, economic, environmental, sociopolitical and structural factors responsible for global health disparities
-Learn to provide compassionate and effective care to patients within different cultural frameworks and in areas with limited resources
-Develop a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective of global health
-Learn to collaborate effectively with professionals from diverse academic disciplines and different cultural backgrounds
-Gain insight and experience into ways research can help address global health issues.
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.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health
Political science
Social sciences

University of Washington

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