Through the Global Health Summer Research Program, medical students can conduct global health research projects between their first and second years at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Projects are offered at various locations abroad, as well as in New York City.
When selected for the Global Health Summer Research Program, students are matched with a Mount Sinai research mentor during the fall semester of their first year. Students then work over the winter and spring to design their research—collaborating with their mentor and field-partner organizations—and complete the scholarly project over the summer, spending 8 weeks at the partner site. Projects can include:
- Design, implementation, or evaluation of a public health program
- Health needs assessment in a partner community
- Quality improvement study for a health care delivery system
Students participating in the Global Health Summer Research Program will receive funding for travel, accommodations, and project-related expenses.