Global Health Pathway
A required component of our medical school's curriculum for all M1-M3 students, our five areas of concentration allow students to individualize their medical training while exploring a career path of interest. Students work with peers, building on the foundation of their medical school experiences, to pursue an area of common interest in greater depth.
Pathways allow students to explore an area of interest under the guidance of faculty and more experienced students. The Pathways allow students to develop unique expertise to provide a value-added complement to the work they do in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.
Under the direction of Academic Affairs and lead by Dr. Michael Kron, the Global Health Pathway is designed for students interested in understanding the special healthcare needs of patients in from developing countries and the challenges of working in areas of the world with limited resources.
Core curriculum topics are consistent with those proposed by U.S. national organizations that have long been on the forefront of global health education and research. Curriculum will highlight the special expertise and experiences of MCW faculty and staff in the broad field of global health. Pathway activities are coordinated with the office of the Associate Dean for Global Health. Opportunities for local and international clinical or research experiences are available.
For more information on the Global Health Pathway, contact Dr. Kron or the Global Health Pathway Coordinator, Hilary Chavez.