The Department of Global Health seeks to promote an understanding of issues in health care and health equity both domestically and around the world.
How do we do this?
- Creating, developing and facilitating international opportunities for students and faculty to learn about medicine and health care systems around the world.
- Hosting international medical students and scholars in Des Moines.
- Facilitating courses and providing programming to help students become ethical and globally-conscious health care providers
- Offering research opportunities for students to hold distinguished internships at prestigious organizations such as the CDC, PAHO and USGCRP.
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