- Learning Communities
- International Medical Education
Students from the UMass Medical School (UMMS) have opportunities to benefit from global health experiences in settings outside the United States throughout their time of enrollment. Global health experiences include opportunities in clinical medicine, research, public health, community service, as well as cultural and language training. Specific opportunities within the IMEP include service learning in the FOM1 year, Flexible Clinical Experiences(FCE) in the CCE year, and advanced studies electives.
The Global Health Pathway (GHP) is an elective, four-year program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) that trains and supports medical students to be future leaders and providers in global health. The GHP selects medical students through an application process at the start of their medical school training and provides them with longitudinal curriculum and opportunities to gain experience in clinical, research, public health and cultural experiences with underserved populations in two major categories: those currently living outside of the U.S. or those that are living inside the U.S. with recent international origins, such as immigrant or refugee populations.
The Global Health Topics In Action is a student-led elective that introduces students to current topics in global health through a series of guest speakers and activities. Although the elective is targeted toward medical students and most attendees have historically been first and second year medical students, it is open to all members of the UMMS community, including medical, nursing and graduate students, residents and faculty members. Speaker sessions typically are held on weekday evenings.
All students travelling abroad as part of the International Medical Education Program must comply with the requirements of the UMMS Office of Global Health (OGH) and the UMMS Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME).
Contact the UMMS International Medical Education Program (IMEP) directly via IMEP-GHP@umassmed.edu.