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Global Health Curriculum


The WCMC Global Health Curriculum seeks to expose medical students to the interdisciplinary field of global health, providing them with meaningful opportunities and the knowledge necessary to engage with resource-poor communities, in the United States and abroad. Through a longitudinal program featuring didactic coursework, experiential learning, and mentorship, students will be able to make informed decisions about how they hope to address global health equity in their future careers. To learn more about our Global Health Curriculum, you may access your course and lecture information here.  

If you are a student enrolled in the Global Health Curriculum, you may access your course and lecture information here.

Incoming students, pre-register for the Curriculum here.  

*Note that enrollment in the Curriculum indicates a student’s commitment to complete all of the requirements as defined below.*

Components of the Curriculum

Over 100 hours of training seminars and didactics over 4 years

Three Courses 

  • Introduction to Global Health (MS1) 
  • Foundations in Global Service – Preparation for International Experiences (MS1)
  • Clinical Skills for Resource-Poor Environments Elective (MS4)

Experiential Learning

  • One Global Health Preceptorship with underserved NYC populations (MS1)
  • Two Applied Experiences: research, clinical observation, or clinical service abroad or in a domestic underserved community (summer after MS1; MS4)

Monthly public Global Health Grand Rounds lectures (50% attendance required in MS1)

Careers in Global Health Seminars  (optional)

 ghc overview  

 The Curriculum requirements: 

Students may participate in any of the individual components without being enrolled in the Curriculum. However, only students fulfilling all of the requirements will be distinguished as having completed the Weill Cornell Global Health Curriculum.  In addition, those enrolled in the Curriculum will receive priority in scheduling, should space be limited.


The Curriculum:

  • Supports a growing community of students and faculty that engage in global health discourse, research, and service
  • Attracts and trains future leaders in global health research and service
  • Brings global health luminaries to campus to provide unique networking and discussion opportunities to both students and faculty
  • Furthers WCMC’s reputation as a world-class institution for global health research and medicine    

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