There are many different ways to explore global health. Grouped by type of experience, these links will connect you to different opportunities available to students at the UCF College of Medicine. While some are sponsored directly by College of Medicine faculty, others are sponsored by partner institutions, other medical schools, or non-profit service organizations. Please contact Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan for more information about specific programs.
Global Health Conferences
4th Year Opportunities
Designed for the senior student with greater clinical experience, these electives for credit are usually 4 weeks in duration and are based in teaching hospitals overseas.
CACHAMSI Medical Spanish Institute, Ecuador
International Health Central American Institute Foundation (IHCAI)– Medical Spanish
Mayan Medical Aid, Guatemala – Medical Spanish
1st and 2nd Year Opportunities
International Health Central American Institute Foundation (IHCAI) – Medical Spanish
Short-term Medical Mission Trips
These trips offer a 1-2 week supervised international service experience and are available to students of all levels.
Here is a great resource from Georgetown University – School of Nursing and Health Studies on how to prepare for a medical mission trip: https://online.nursing.georgetown.edu/blog/humanitarian-nursing/