Education in Global Health
Mount Sinai Global Health is working to educate the next generation of medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty about critical issues in global health. Our goal is that all of our students, residents, fellows, and faculty will graduate from Mount Sinai with a basic awareness of problems and challenges in global health. We are also issuing a challenge to inspire the most gifted and enthusiastic among our students to focus all or a large part of their careers on global health issues.
Our educational programs send trainees at all levels to work with partners in developing nations and underserved U.S. communities on public health and research projects. These efforts have catalyzed growing interest in global health throughout the medical school and across the institution.
For example, in a 2010 survey conducted with incoming first-year medical students in the Icahn School of Medicine (under the auspices of the American Medical Association of Medical Colleges), over 75 percent of our students, residents, and young faculty report that they would like to spend some portion of their professional career working overseas.
In developing counties, Mount Sinai Global Health works to educate doctors, nurses, and other health care providers in about key developments in modern medicine and public health. We aim to build professional capacity in these countries and enable our trainees to provide better care to their patients and communities.
Mount Sinai Global Health’s education programs include:
- The Global Health Teaching Fellowship
- The Global Health Residency Program
- The Global Health Track in the Mount Sinai MPH Program
- The International Training Program in Environmental and Occupational Health
- International Exchange Program for Minority Students
- Training in Environmental health to Reduce Chronic Diseases in Latin America
- The International Training Program in HIV/AIDS