There are many ways to explore global health; you can surf the Internet, attend global health conferences, join a team on short-term international mission trips, or spend extended time studying in a foreign medical facility. The Global Health site is designed to help direct you to available resources for all these experiences.
UCF College of Medicine & MedPACt’s 10th annual student-run Global Health Conference
The outbreak of COVID-19 this past year has had a continued and enormous impact on the world’s financial, cultural and healthcare systems. The global aspect of this current pandemic and those preceding have provided a platform for healthcare students and professionals to investigate the progress and shortcomings made across the world. As the medical community continues to evolve in the wake of COVID-19, an opportunity thus remains for growth and insight that will help us become better prepared for the future. In this year’s first, virtual conference, we will explore the global health implications that surround pandemics. By bringing speakers from various fields in healthcare such as public health and infectious diseases, we will provide an avenue for stimulating discussion on the global views of a pandemic and their unique challenges. With interactive workshops, research presentations and a thought-provoking discussion panel, conference attendees will also have the chance to develop their mindset and share their distinct perspectives with others. Students and professionals alike will gain from this chance to learn more about global health and infectious diseases. We thus welcome all interested in taking a step with us on January 16th towards becoming a more globally-minded healthcare professional.
This year, we had the most registrants and volunteers in conference history!
See photo gallery here!