The Ramon Murphy, MD Program for Global Health Education

At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), we believe that every medical student should have the opportunity to understand health from a global perspective.

The Ramon Murphy, MD Program for Global Health Education, situated within the Department of Medical Education, is dedicated to improving the health of underserved communities. We train future leaders in global health through innovative curricula, and provide real-world experience—both in the classroom and in the field at our domestic and international partner sites.

Dr. Ramon Murphy’s long and distinguished career was dedicated to caring for New York’s underserved children and adolescents, and his work at Mount Sinai was transformational. With his colleagues, Dr. Murphy began many global health education initiatives at Mount Sinai, expanding the reach of our institution across borders and cultures in the service of those most in need. Dr. Murphy impressed upon generations of medical students their responsibility to care for the poor and disadvantaged and their communities across the world.

With an emphasis on self-awareness, cultural and social sensitivity, participatory methods, and ethics, the program strives to instill a sense of responsibility to a global community among students.

Students who participate in our global health program are paired with Mount Sinai faculty mentors, who 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.

Contact the Global Health Education team if you have any questions about the program.