The Education Team at the Arnhold Institute, directed by Renee Bischoff, MPH, MSW, is dedicated to training the next generation of global health leaders. By providing interdisciplinary tools, the Arnhold Institute prepares trainees to be global change agents equipped to improve the health of populations and communities worldwide. Through a variety of innovative programs, the education team offers tailored educational opportunities for students and physicians both in the classroom and in the field at domestic and international partner sites.
Read about what these students are doing to impact global health.
Arnhold Institute trainees receive a tailored and personal approach to global health learning that ensures long-lasting and far-reaching impact. All programs are built upon the Arnold Institute’s core principles of innovation and customization, strong mentorship, and ethics of engagement.
Innovation and Customization
The current age of advanced technology and global connectivity provides new opportunities for education and engagement in global health. Programming focuses on interactive, experiential, and customized learning. The Arnhold Institute engages trainees in the design of institute programs, encouraging them to think beyond the typical academic framework. Our goal is to provide our trainees with the resources, knowledge, and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing field of global health.
Trainees participating in advanced global health programs and field placements receive dedicated mentorship from a Mount Sinai faculty mentor. These mentors bring a range of experience and resources to their roles, from NIH-funded research to backgrounds in public health programming and clinical care in post-disaster settings. Trainees work one-on-one with their faculty mentors to identify and implement individualized learning plans. While in the field, many trainees will be visited by their Mount Sinai mentor for in-person supervision and support, in addition to receiving mentorship from a local supervisor.
Ethics of Engagement
An emphasis on self-awareness, sensitivity to cultural and social context, participatory methods, and ethics informs the Arnhold Institute’s educational approach. The curriculum highlights human rights and advocacy as a cornerstone of global engagement, and strives to instill a sense of responsibility to a global community among trainees. In field partnerships, dependence on external donors and research agendas are minimized, enabling trainees to respond directly to the needs of community partners.
For more detailed information, resources, and educational program applications offered through the Arnhold Institute for Global Health, visit the Global Health Blackboard (Mount Sinai trainees only).
Others may contact the Global Health Education Team by emailing education program coordinator, Farah Khan.