Global Health Experience Opportunities by Region

worldmapSince 2006, 80 to 100 Penn Med students a year participate in global health activities in 15 to 30 different countries, the majority of which are in low-resource areas.  To learn about what students have done in the past and what you could do in the future, click on the region that interests you:

You can also view a table of all opportunities, sortable by multiple fields, including country, region, and organization. 

 

Sortable Table of Global Health Experience Opportunities

  • To sort, click on the relevant column heading (note that visual cues for the sort function are absent)

Country ♦

Region ♦

Organization ♦

Activity ♦

Low Resource (Yes/No) ♦

Medical School Year ♦

France Europe MICEFA Clinical No 3 / 4
France Europe MICEFA Shadowing No 1 / 2
Netherlands Europe U of Groningen Research No 1/ 2 / 3 / 4
England Europe Kings College London Clinical No 3 / 4
Botswana Africa Botswana-UPenn Partnership: Clinical Electives in Medicine & Pediatrics Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Botswana Africa Botswana Clinical Experience: Dermatology Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Gabon Africa Gabon:  Lambaréné Albert Schweitzer Hospital Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Ghana Africa Adakum Educational Foundation Education Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Ghana Africa Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research (KCCR), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi Research Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Ghana Africa Noguchi Memorial Institute, University of Ghana, Accra Research Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Ghana Africa Sickle-Cell Anemia Project Clinical Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Ghana Africa Unite for Sight Clinical Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Malawi Africa University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center Research Yes 1 / 3 / 4
South Africa Africa Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) Research Yes 3 / 4
Tanzania Africa Teule Hospital Muheza Clilnical Yes 3 / 4
Multi Nation Americas Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Public Health Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Multi Nation Americas Spanish Language Immersion Language Immersion Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Belieze Central America Hillside Healthcare Center Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Dominican Republic Central America CHOP Alliance for International Medicine Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Dominican Republic Central America Hospital de Seguridad Social Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Dominican Reublic Central America Robert Reid Cabral Pediatric Hospital Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Guatemala Central America Behrhorst Partners for Development Public Health Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Guatemala Central America Guatemala Health Initiative / Hospitalito Atitlán Public Health Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Guatemala Central America Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social (IGSS) Trauma Center Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Guatemala Central America Mayan Medical Aid Public Health Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Guatemala Central America Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro Pulbic Health Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Guatemala Central America San Lucas Tolimán Mission Public Health Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Guatemala Central America Universidad Francisco Marroquín Facultad de Medicina Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Honduras Central America Shoulder to Shoulder (Hombro a Hombro) Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Nicaragua Central America Acción Médica Cristiana Public Health Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Argentina South America Universidad Austral Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Peru South America Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos/Clinical Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Peru South America ImpactaPeru Public Health Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Peru South America Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Clinical Yes 3 / 4
United States North America Bridging the Gaps Public Health Yes for USA 1
United States North America Indian Health Service/Chinle, AZ Clinical Yes for USA 3 / 4
United States North America HSHPS: Hispanic-Serving Health Professionals Schools Clinical Yes for USA 3 / 4
United States North America Puentes de Salud Public Health Yes for USA 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
United States North America Texas-Mexico Border: STEER (South Texas Environmental Education and Research) Public Health Yes for USA 1 / 3 / 4
China East Asia Beijing Acupuncture Education International Clinical No 1 / 3 / 4
China East Asia Jintan Child Health Project Research Yes 1 / 3 / 4
China East Asia Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Clinical No 1 / 3 / 4
Japan East Asia Schools of Medicine of Keio University, Kyoto University, and Nagoya University Clinical No 1 / 3 / 4
Japan East Asia University of Tokyo Faculty and Graduate School of Medicine Clinical No 1 / 3 / 4
Korea East Asia Seoul National University Clinical / Research No 3 / 4
Singapore East Asia National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Clinical No 1 / 3 / 4
India South & Southeast Asia All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Clinical Yes 3 / 4
India South & Southeast Asia Christian Medical College Clinical Yes 3 / 4
Thailand South & Southeast Asia Chulalongkorn University College of Public Health Public Health Yes 1 / 3 / 4
Austria Europe The Max Kade Clinical Clerkships Clinical No 3 / 4
England Europe Kings College London Clinical No 3 / 4
England Europe The University of Oxford Research No 1 / 3 / 4
France Europe L'Envol Public Health No 1 / 3 / 4
France Europe MICEFA Clinical No 1 / 3 / 4
Ireland Europe Royal College of Surgeons, Trinity College, University College Clinical No 3 / 4
Netherlands Europe The University of Groningen Research No 1 / 3 / 4
Poland Europe Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Sholarly No 3
Spain Europe Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Alcalá Clinical No 1 / 3 / 4
Switzerland Europe UNAIDS, Geneva Public Health No 1 / 3 / 4
Switzerland Europe WHO, Geneva Public Health No 1 / 3 / 4
Multi Nation Multi Nation Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowships Research Yes 3 / 4

Last updated:  August 14, 2012

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