One definition of Global Health is “an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving health equity for all people worldwide.”*
DMU’s Global Health Department seeks to promote an understanding of issues in health care and health equity both domestically and around the world. This includes creating, developing and facilitating international opportunities for students to learn about medicine and health care systems around the world and within the United States.
During the past 10 years, more than 23 faculty members and 1,027 DMU students have traveled to 24 countries for service trips, rotations or internships.
*Koplan JP, Bond TC, Merson MH, Reddy KS, Rodriguez MH, Sewankambo NK, et al. Towards a common definition of global health. Lancet. 2009;373:1993–5