Global Health Program

The Goals of the Global Health Program at BUSM are to:

  • Provide clinical, public health, research and cultural/language immersion experiences abroad to broaden students’ perspective on health and human illness in diverse, underserved healthcare systems
  • Facilitate the exchange of ideas and practices through healthcare and clinical research with international partners
  • Promote the development of students into culturally competent physicians who are sensitive to the needs of underserved populations
  • Expose students to a multi-disciplinary global health team approach that includes collaboration among a variety of health care providers

Post-Experience Summaries by BUSM Students


Explore the map to see where our medical students have traveled for GH experiences (BU login required).



Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health

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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health is a series of three multidisciplinary timeline-based, interactive, evaluative, open-access courses to prepare students and trainees to safely and effectively participate in global health learning experiences.