Global Health Track

Medical Students (M.D.)

Overall FLEX Phase Objectives

  1. Develop skills for self-directed and lifelong learning.
  2. Demonstrate strategies for analyzing, identifying and improving personal deficiencies in knowledge and skills by setting learning and improvement goals.
  3. Define a scholarly question.
  4. Incorporate constructive feedback.
  5. Retrieve, critically appraise, and integrate current, evidence‐ or research-based biomedical information into patient care, clinical decision-making, or scholarly work.
  6. Make judgments and draw conclusions based on evidence.
  7. Apply the foundational principles of hypothesis-driven inquiry to patient care.
  8. Apply foundational principles of service‐learning with reflection on outcomes for patients and populations.
  9. Communicate effectively with patients, families, colleagues, and the public through the use of active listening and appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written skills.
  10. Prepare an oral presentation of their project and communicate their findings to their peers at the end of the program and at other institutional forums.

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Global Health Track-Specific Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of global health with an emphasis on the prevailing chronic and infectious diseases and their global pattern of distribution.
  2. Become familiar with the essential principles of epidemiology that are applied in global health.
  3. Understand the relationship between development and health.
  4. Understand the relationship between political and cultural processes and health.
  5. Become familiar with global and local strategies currently being used to address health inequities and the global burden of disease.
  6. Gain exposure to different health care systems.
  7. Understand the basics of how to plan, design and evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based program to address a specific health problem or health disparity.