About the Office of Global Health

Our programs expose students to high-quality, evidence-based, interdisciplinary clinical and public health care under the resource constraints typically found in developing nations. Students have the opportunities to apply their medical knowledge to health care situations around the world and to learn from colleagues and experts abroad in the firelds of tropical medicine, nutrition and public health.

Mother with newborn baby in LuguluThese equal partnerships are aimed at promoting health equity here and abroad through the shared development of best practices. Students involved in this curriculum retun better prepared to provide care to patients and communities in Arizona and the Southwest border region, elsewhere in the US, or internationally.

Global Health Programs

Global Health Distinction Track

The Global Health Distinction Track is an academic program open to first- and second-year medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

The distinction track introduces students to the interdisciplinary challenges of clinical and public health care in developing nations. Students will:

  • Apply medical knowledge to health care situations around the world
  • Learn from colleagues and global health experts abroad
  • Practice rigorous, evidence-based medicine
  • Overcome obstacles to health care in resource-constrained conditions

Students involved in this track return better prepared to advocate for health equity and to provide care to patients and communities in Arizona, United States, and around the world.

  1. Global Health Externship

    Element 1 of the Global Health Distinction track. The externship preparatory course is open to all medical students at the College of Medicine – Tucson.

  2. Global Health Forum

    Element 2 of the Global Health Distinction track. The Global Health Forum is open to all medical students at the College of Medicine – Tucson.

  3. Global Health Clinical & Community Care Course

    Element 3 of the Global Health Distinction track. Open to all interested in Global Health. You do not need to be enrolled at the University of Arizona or a part of the Global Health Distinction Track to participate in this course.

  4. Global Health Preceptorship

    Element 4 of the Global Health Distinction Track. This 6-week course is open to all fourth-year students at the College of Medicine – Tucson.

  5. Capstone Project: Evidence-Based Synthesis Paper

    Element 5 of the Global Health Distinction Track.