Des Moines University’s global health department gives students, faculty, alumni and others an opportunity to gain real-world experience in international medicine. The department offers experiences and electives beyond our country’s borders.
Each year students become more involved in international health care. Nationally, 30 to 40 percent of all medical students go overseas at some time during their medical education. DMU’s international experiences provide a breadth of cultural, social, political and clinical experiences that are not available within the United States.
As medical needs around the world grow each year – you can be part of DMU’s global health initiative.
Data taken from April 2007 – March 2016
Global health experiences vary based on what students are interested in. Opportunities range from short medical service trips to extended length international clerkships.
International experiences are supported through electives and other on-campus programs. Des Moines University also hosts several student clubs that focus on global health issues. Interested?
As the world becomes smaller and global health care needs grow, the opportunities to help become more important.