Weill Cornell Medicine students can spend time at one of our international sites (Brazil, India, Haiti, Tanzania). Students can spend 8 weeks between their first and second year of medical school or as an elective in their 4th year of medical school. These rotations include a variety of opportunities during which medical students will become familiar with global health clinical care, teaching, and research. Students will rotate through clinical departments, will have the opportunity to participate in several ongoing research projects conducted by Weill Cornell faculty members working internationally, or will participate in community health outreach during their rotation. Some students have also taken a year off to conduct research at one of our sites. Interested students should contact Lindsey Reif at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation in the elective between first and second year is strongly urged for students considering to conduct a project with the faculty from the Center for Global Health for their Area of Concentration (AOC) (Center for Global Health Faculty). AOC students should also speak to their AOC advisors about global health opportunities: Global Health Curriculum.
Students interested in taking a year off to conduct research at one of our international sites should contact Ms Reif and also look at the NIH Fogarty International Center Program which provides financial support for the year off. This is a competitive program with applications due in the fall. VECD Global Health Fellowship. Interested students should contact Ms. Reif prior to applying to the Fogarty program.
Students interested in travelling to other countries for an elective should communicate with the Office of Global Health Education which coordinates many international opportunities for Weill Cornell Medical Students (Office of Global Health Education).
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