November 15, 2017

With ever-increasing globalization and surging interest in global health there is growing interest on the part of medical students and medical schools to incorporate international electives into medical education.

Cross border medical exchanges enable students to work with different patient populations, develop cross-cultural understanding, and learn about health systems and approaches to medical care in other nations.

This webinar will examine student selection, preparation and ethical considerations when sending health professions students from the Global North to LMIC countries, common challenges and solutions cited by institutions in the Global North that host international visiting students from LMIC countries, and overall best practices and resources for study abroad.


Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMHC, FCAP
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Jessica Evert, MD
Executive Director, Child Family Health International

Jenny Samaan, PhD
Senior Director, AAMC Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO)

Robin Young
Director of Programs, Child Family Health International