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Undergraduate Students

Learn more about global health while having an enriching cultural experience! Through this course, students will gain clinical experience with infectious and tropical diseases, oncology, pulmonology, OB/GYN, and community health. The Health Exposure Experience course in Belem, Brazil, enables students to observe healthcare practices in eastern Amazon villages, see pathologies uncommon in the United States, and improve their cultural competency.

This program is designed to provide MSU undergraduate students exposure to clinical medicine and health issues related to careers in medicine, public health, or other health professions. It offers learners a basic understanding of clinical practice in a foreign setting while focusing on seven core disciplines: clinical shadowing, culture (two lessons), the history of medicine, introduction to public health, introduction to infectious diseases, cultural competency in healthcare delivery, and introduction to HIV care.

Spend nearly a week exploring Korea for an enriching cultural and medical experience. Understanding healthcare in Korea is vital dear to their rapildy emerging economy and population. Korea has tropical regions that are heavily impacted by global warming and other wide spread public health issues such as smoking and IV use. This allows Korea to be a unique place to study.

This program combines hospital shadowing with community healthcare and offers students a view of Mayan culture. Students also are given opportunities to: interact with Mexican healthcare professionals, observe common and uncommon pathology, and work in rural healthcare clinics. Clinical shadowing experience includes: pediatric oncology, emergency medicine, OB/GYN, community medicine, and hyperbaric medicine. There will also be limited opportunities available for general surgeries.

First spend 8 days in Kathmandu learning about Public Health Issues.  Next, spend 5 days at the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) in Rampur focusing on Animal Production and food safety, then spend 5 days at Chitwan National Park focusing on Wildlife/Human interactions and the environment.  Finish up by presenting your project at AFU.  Local guest lecturers will present each day as well as daily local field

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Medical Students & Veterinary Medical Student

Learn more about global health while having an enriching cultural experience! Through this course, students will gain clinical experience with infectious and tropical diseases, oncology, pulmonology, OB/GYN, and community health. The Health Exposure Experience course in Belem, Brazil, enables students to observe healthcare practices in eastern Amazon villages, see pathologies uncommon in the United States, and improve their cultural competency.

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the health care delivery model in Cuba while experiencing the country’s rich culture. During the first week students will explore the public health and community medicine model by on site observation and the delivery of community health clinics, maternal health, pedriatric and geriatric care. The second week will consist of students rotating through the departments of three main teaching hospitals in Havana. There will be lectures and presentations by Cuban health care officials and clinicians and opportunities for students to closely observe and participate in the care of patients while learning about Cuba’s history and culture.

This program is designed to provide MSU undergraduate students exposure to clinical medicine and health issues related to careers in medicine, public health, or other health professions. It offers learners a basic understanding of clinical practice in a foreign setting while focusing on seven core disciplines: clinical shadowing, culture (two lessons), the history of medicine, introduction to public health, introduction to infectious diseases, cultural competency in healthcare delivery, and introduction to HIV care.

Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Antigua, west of the capital, contains preserved Spanish colonial buildings and is a UNESCO historically designated city. Lake Atitlán, formed in a massive volcanic crater, is surrounded by coffee fields and villages.

Spend nearly a week exploring Korea for an enriching cultural and medical experience. Understanding healthcare in Korea is vital dear to their rapildy emerging economy and population. Korea has tropical regions that are heavily impacted by global warming and other wide spread public health issues such as smoking and IV use. This allows Korea to be a unique place to study.

This program combines hospital shadowing with community healthcare and offers students a view of Mayan culture. Students also are given opportunities to: interact with Mexican healthcare professionals, observe common and uncommon pathology, and work in rural healthcare clinics. Clinical shadowing experience includes: pediatric oncology, emergency medicine, OB/GYN, community medicine, and hyperbaric medicine. There will also be limited opportunities available for general surgeries.

First spend 8 days in Kathmandu learning about Public Health Issues.  Next, spend 5 days at the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) in Rampur focusing on Animal Production and food safety, then spend 5 days at Chitwan National Park focusing on Wildlife/Human interactions and the environment.  Finish up by presenting your project at AFU.  Local guest lecturers will present each day as well as daily local field

Peru is a country in South America. It has a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador. The Andes Mountains run parallel to the Pacific Ocean. Many Peruvian rivers originate in the peaks, and eastern lowlands contain tropical forests which are part of the Amazon basin. The government system is a constitutional republic; the chief of state and the head of government is the president. Peru has a mixed economic system which includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation. Peru is a member of the Andean Community (ANCOM) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

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Nursing Students

Learn more about global health while having an enriching cultural experience! Through this course, students will gain clinical experience with infectious and tropical diseases, oncology, pulmonology, OB/GYN, and community health. The Health Exposure Experience course in Belem, Brazil, enables students to observe healthcare practices in eastern Amazon villages, see pathologies uncommon in the United States, and improve their cultural competency.

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the health care delivery model in Cuba while experiencing the country’s rich culture. During the first week students will explore the public health and community medicine model by on site observation and the delivery of community health clinics, maternal health, pedriatric and geriatric care. The second week will consist of students rotating through the departments of three main teaching hospitals in Havana. There will be lectures and presentations by Cuban health care officials and clinicians and opportunities for students to closely observe and participate in the care of patients while learning about Cuba’s history and culture.

This program is designed to provide MSU undergraduate students exposure to clinical medicine and health issues related to careers in medicine, public health, or other health professions. It offers learners a basic understanding of clinical practice in a foreign setting while focusing on seven core disciplines: clinical shadowing, culture (two lessons), the history of medicine, introduction to public health, introduction to infectious diseases, cultural competency in healthcare delivery, and introduction to HIV care.

Spend nearly a week exploring Korea for an enriching cultural and medical experience. Understanding healthcare in Korea is vital dear to their rapildy emerging economy and population. Korea has tropical regions that are heavily impacted by global warming and other wide spread public health issues such as smoking and IV use. This allows Korea to be a unique place to study.

This program combines hospital shadowing with community healthcare and offers students a view of Mayan culture. Students also are given opportunities to: interact with Mexican healthcare professionals, observe common and uncommon pathology, and work in rural healthcare clinics. Clinical shadowing experience includes: pediatric oncology, emergency medicine, OB/GYN, community medicine, and hyperbaric medicine. There will also be limited opportunities available for general surgeries.

First spend 8 days in Kathmandu learning about Public Health Issues.  Next, spend 5 days at the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) in Rampur focusing on Animal Production and food safety, then spend 5 days at Chitwan National Park focusing on Wildlife/Human interactions and the environment.  Finish up by presenting your project at AFU.  Local guest lecturers will present each day as well as daily local field

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Doctors/Medical Students from Abroad

Check out the MSU International Externships based in the US, and offered to doctors and medical students working and studying outside the US.

Need help funding a Study Abroad?

Check out the Scholarships offered through the IIH Office