Logo for University of Iowa Health Care This logo represents the University of Iowa Health Care

Global Health Programs for Medical Students

Global Health is a field of study that addresses the health of people and populations in a global context. It involves mutual teaching, research, and health care that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity worldwide. It examines the social determinants of health, addressing disparities including infectious and non-communicable disease issues, humanitarian response, as well as economic development and policy and system issues.

Medical students at the Carver College of Medicine have several ways to get involved with our Global Health Programs including:

Our global health involvement has stretched us from Iowa City across the world. A sample of recent activities includes:

  • Summer and winter global health book discussion groups for all medical students
  • Global Medicine Society/Student Physicians for Human Rights organization, and Global Health Journal Clubs
  • Seventeen MD graduates with Global Health Distinction in the class of 2022
  • Medical students pursued global health community-based work in the following countries this year:
    • United States
    • Denmark
    • England
    • Germany
    • Sweden
    • Ecuador
    • Occupied Palestinian Territories/Israel
    • South Africa
    • Uganda
    • India
    • Nepal
  • Attendance and presentations at local, regional, national, and international conferences
  • New scholarship partners

To explore how you can be involved, contact the Carver College of Medicine Global Health Programs office.

  • Global Health Programs
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • 1187 MERF
  • Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
  • 319-335-9449