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Introduction to Global Health

Open to first-year WCMC students
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:300pm
11 sessions
9/4/12 - 11/26/12 (Concurrent with Molecules, Genes, and Cells)
This case study-based course introduces first-year students to 10 key topics in global health through weekly seminars, which are two hours in length. Speakers include global health leaders from academia, policy institutions, and the private sector. The last hour of each lecture is devoted to a case-based discussion led by the students. 

Preparation for Service

Open to first-year WCMC students
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm
6 sessions
This course will troubleshoot potential hurdles and obstacles students often face in executing projects in resource-poor environments while also equipping students with a service mentality aligned with the needs of the community with which they propose to work.
The course will consist of 3 sessions. Lectures will be given largely by Weill Cornell global health faculty. Upperclassmen who have completed fieldwork Applied Experiences will be given the opportunity to speak to the first-year students on challenges and rewards incurred while completing the AE. In addition, first-year students will present their proposed Applied Experience projects and receive feedback from peers. '

Global Health Preceptorships

Open to first-year WCMC students
7 sessions, either in Fall or Spring semester  
Through the existing Medicine, Patients, and Society I course (mandatory for all first year students), each student works with a clinician preceptor for 7 weeks at a time – first in the fall and again in the late spring – to learn patient interviewing skills. Students in the Global Health Curriculum will be paired, at least once, with clinicians working with underserved and/or diverse populations (e.g., The Center for Special Studies [CSS], Clinics in South Ozone Park, Weill Cornell's Long Island City Clinic, etc.)
The Global Health Preceptorship program involves a rotation program with a physician who practices in an under-served area of New York City or who treats an ethnically and economically diverse population, including immigrants, homeless, indigent or other. Global Health Preceptors are aware of the challenges inherent in global health (e.g., serving the under-served) and are open to sharing their expertise with students. Students may or may not be familiar with the cultures or communities in which their Global Health Preceptor works.  

Clinical Skills for Resource-poor Environments

2-week clinical elective
February 11 - February 22, 2013
Open to third and fourth-year medical students

GLH.100B.NY: Global Health: Clinical Skills for Resource-poor Environments 

This elective teaches high-yield skills in preparation for common clinical encounters in resource-poor settings. It is geared towards students who plan to serve abroad or who have interest in this area. Hands-on teaching workshops and labs, which span a wide range of disciplines ranging from Infectious Diseases to Mother-child Health to Emergency Medicine and more, will be given by  global health faculty and global health practitioners from multiple institutions including: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Mt. Sinai Medical College, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York University School of Medicine, and the World Health Organization.
Registration Deadline (for Visiting Students): Applications must arrive no later than two months (60 days) prior to the desired rotation.
Contact: Satchit Balsari, MD
To Register (Weill Cornell Medical Students): please see the Electives Course Catalog
To Register (Visiting Medical Students): please see the Visiting Medical Students at Weill Cornell page 

Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Global Health 402 East 67th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8140 Fax: (646) 962-0285