Global Medicine

Global Medicine is committed to improving the health of individuals and communities globally. We are engaged in global health teaching, research, and clinical care which is values based and which improves the health of individuals and communities in Minnesota and the world.

Global Medicine offers a wide range of topics and courses in global health and tropical and travel medicine to practicing healthcare providers. The courses are designed to increase knowledge and skills in serving a globally mobile population. Courses are offered online and in-person to meet the needs of all global health interests. We also offer outstanding resident educational opportunities through the Global Medicine Pathway.

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Mission

We are committed to improving the health of individuals and communities globally.

Vision

We are engaged in global health teaching, research, and clinical care which is values based and which improves the health of individuals and communities in Minnesota and the world.

Values

We value compassion, excellence and equity for all, with a focus on the disenfranchised. 

Global Medicine provides educational opportunities for health care trainees and practicing providers - all with the goal of improving the care of patients in or from LMIC (low- and middle-income countries).

By the numbers, Global Medicine (formerly Global Health Medicine) highlights include:

  • Formally established in 2005, we are one of the longest running Global Medicine pathways
  • 115 graduates working in global health worldwide
  • 30 global medicine core faculty who have dedicated their lives to global health
  • 11 international rotation sites on 4 continents for residents
  • 10 new residents trained every academic year
  • Online education program with 300+ hours of provider content
  • In-person course that has trained has trained more than 200 community healthcare providers


Where is Global Medicine?

Explore the map below to learn more about our blue circleonline course participants and red squareinternational rotation sites.

Collaborations & Initiatives

Global Medicine has a long tradition of providing educational programming for an active and engaged global population in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. We are particularly proud that many of our community initiatives are resident-led and resident-driven, because we believe that community involvement is a key component of global health training.

Refugee Clinical Listserv

Global Medicine maintains a listserv for health and public health professionals who are involved in the clinical care of refugee and immigrant populations. All are welcome to join this online conversation among experts. You must have a Google account in order to make a "join list" request, but you can use your regular email address to participate.

Tufundishane Collaborative

Tufundishane (tu-fun-deh-SHAWN-ay) is a Swahili word that means "let us all teach one another". The Collaborative aims to:

  • Facilitate a collaborative, reciprocal teaching and learning opportunity for U of M residents and physician trainees (called assistant medical officers) in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Fund a continuous faculty presence at Selian Lutheran Hospital who will act as a preceptor to visiting U of M residents