MPH Global Health Track

Program description: 

The goal of the Global Health pathway at SUNY Downstate’s College of Medicine is to provide a longitudinal curricular pathway for medical students interested in Global Health to identify, engage in and advance innovative and sustainable solutions in health care worldwide. The pathway will achieve that mission through integrating collaborative, inter-professional approaches to education, research and service for GH populations and individuals into the four-year medical school curriculum. The GH Pathway specific goals are: ● To create awareness, understanding and a vibrant dialogue around global health issues within Downstate and our larger communities. ● To specifically integrate knowledge of global health issues in the context of historical, geo-political, economic, environmental, and social factors into the practice of Medicine at home and abroad. ● To develop and advance scientific research and learning concerning global health problems. ● To develop and promote student leaders as champions for solutions to global health problems in collaboration with international partners through service learning opportunities. ● To tap SUNY faculty leaders as supporters for direct engagement with international partners to find interdisciplinary solutions to global health problems.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health