The Global Health AOC is designed to prepare WCMC students to be future leaders in global health through a longitudinal elective program featuring didactic course work, experiential learning, and a mentored pathway for engaging with resource-poor communities. Students participate in interactive didactic session, mentored research, and field experiences tailored to the student's personal interest.
It is imperative for medical students to acquire knowledge of the global burden of disease including understanding factors (social, behavioral, political, and economic) that contribute to disease in developed and developing countries as well as understanding sociocultural differences, beliefs, and norms of their patients and how these factors influence morbidity and mortality.
If you want to do a Global Health AOC, we encourage you to reach out to global health faculty listed in this booklet to find a mentor in your area of interest. Many of the faculty listed above welcome students to engage with their work abroad. For questions about the AOC process, contact the AOC Coordinator Eliis Keidong at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Dr. Madelon Finkel (email@example.com) or Dr. Dan Fitzgerald (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details about completing the Global Health AOC and for any questions about WCMC requirements.
MS2: In November, declare AOC and mentor for Individual Scholarly Project
MS3: In October, submit mentor approved Scholarly Project Proposal to AOC Program
MS4: Submit final Scholarly Project Written Report