Global Health Clinical Preceptorship - MED 891A

Element 4 of the Global Health Distinction Track

You don't need to be a part of the Global Health Distinction Track to participate in this course but you must be a University of Arizona medical student. And you must either take MED896A, or get special permission from one of the course Directors, Drs. Melissa Moore or Jerome Koleski.

This course places Year IV medical students abroad in developing nations, where they work in clinical and public health settings under faculty supervision.

As recommended by the World Health Organization, our preferred sites are district-level hospitals, especially those with community health programs. We maintain a database of evaluated sites, but often approve sites suggested by students if those facilities meet Preceptorship objectives.

MED 891A: Global Health Preceptorship  Link to College of Medicine course description


Open to Year IV medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Preceptorship Sites

Each site listing is updated annually by our Program Coordinator, Arleen Heimann, who checks the website details, including current contact person listed for that site/program. You can find the year of the latest verified update just above the Full Evaluation for each country.

If you locate another site that meets your interests, please send details (website, brochures, etc.) to Arleen Heimann (or download and fill out this Proposed Clinical Site Form - Word doc). Regardless of site, you must get approval from Dr. Pust or Ms. Carroll. Email Tracy concerning sites in this hemisphere and Ron for other locations.

If you are interested in additional information about the locations below, please call us at (520) 626-1992 to arrange a visit to our office at 1450 N. Cherry Ave, Room 204. We have binders including emails, reports and other resources that may expand upon what is listed here.

You can locate sites evaluated by other medical students and a comprehensive list of organizations at the Learning Sites tab above.


The number of credits for this course depends on the number of weeks you are abroad.  It is required to take a minimum of 4 weeks but you can take up to 8 weeks.

Submit your site evaluation - this is a requirement for the completion of this elective.

Site Evaluation Form