Global Health Program

The Goals of the Global Health Program at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine 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

Global Health Equity – An Essential Article to Read!

This article is a great place to start for medical students who are planning global health experiences! Ten Questions to Guide Learners Seeking Equitable Global Health Experiences Abroad. “This article offers 10 guiding questions that learners should answer before selecting or codesigning a global health opportunity through a lens of global health equity.” 

Post-Experience Summaries by BU Medical 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.