Global Health Opportunities

Embodying our mission of an innovative educational experience, our students have the opportunity to train in both scientific and clinical settings that focus on bettering healthcare for local and global communities. From summer research - to clinical electives, residency programs and beyond, these initiatives teach our students to expand their healthcare lenses to capture a global perspective.

Fourth Year Electives

Students may incur additional costs for travel for some global health electives. For additional information on global health electives, please contact For assistance in applying to global health electives, please reach out to the Office of Student Records

Uganda Elective

The Uganda experience is a unique 6 week experience in both clinical and community medicine that takes place in a very remote rural region of Uganda, the Kisoro district.  The 2-week Hofstra Global Health Course in June of MSIV is a required accompaniment of this elective. The Uganda rotation focuses on developing the cognitive and clinical skills most valuable to students interested in the fields of Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Ob-gyn. See brochure for further information on this experience.

Ecuador Elective

The cultural and ecological diversity of Ecuador offers a variety of scenarios in the fields of Medicine and Public Health in both rural and urban settings. With an affiliation agreement between the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador and our institution, medical students will have the opportunity to rotate through primary care clinics in rural areas of Ecuador, participate in public health initiatives with the indigenous population in the Andes or rotate in hospitals/clinics in the subtropics regions of Ecuador.