Medical Student Global Health Experience Objectives

Eastern Virginia Medical School is committed to providing students who wish to participate in a global experience with an educationally meaningful experience in a safe and structured environment. Whether it be through clinical electives of short term medical trips, approaches will include education and experience around county governance, healthcare system structure and financing, health outcomes and the ethics of studying in another country.  It is the priority of the Brock Institute to provide students with the fundamental educational and cultural information for all global health opportunities. In doing so, the Institute hopes to provide each student with a resource which provides a larger context for the trip, offering them a new perspective on the global nature of modern medicine and disease.

This resource was developed in line with many recognized standards and principles, including portions of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education’s (LCME) Standards for Accreditation of Medical Education Programs Leading to the M.D. Degree, the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination’s (USMLE) Step 1 Content Outline for General Principles, and EVMS’ Unified Competencies for the M.D. Program.  Linked below, this resource asks students to consider political, economic, social, and health care situations in the country they will visit, while also providing a selection of valuable resources for students to find that information. Finally, all students are asked to compete online training in Global Health ethics provided by the Berman School of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University.

To download a PDF of this resource, please click here: Medical Student Global Health Experience Objectives.