Please note, the availability of GHP's programs for the 2020-2021 academic year are contingent on DGSOM's policies regarding travel for trainees, as well as the safety conditions at the global site. Updates will be made as soon as more information is available.

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"Global health experiences open the hearts and minds of our trainees by exposing them to different cultures, health systems, and diseases. They focus attention on the essence of the patient-doctor relationship, and trainees return to UCLA with a deeper appreciation for the spectrum of health inequities globally, and for the incredible resources available in the American health care system."
- Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD, Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine



Medical students train in the Amazon


Mentoring MD Students

"Through the extensive mentorship and life-changing global health experiences, the Global Health Program at DGSOM has been monumental for my development as a future global health leader. I am truly standing on the shoulders of giants."

- Keenan Withers, MD Student, C/O 2021

Engaging Residents & Fellows

"As a resident pursuing a career in global health, UCLA has provided me with invaluable mentorship, as well as a unique opportunity to see first-hand a global health partnership with a local site that is built on sustainability, bilateral learning, and reciprocal benefit."
- Jesse Ross, MD, Internal Medicine PGY-2

Supporting Faculty & Staff

"Global health work offers us a priceless perspective. It reminds us how fortunate we are to live in a resource-rich country, and what an incredible privilege it is to be a physician."

- Lee Todd Miller, MD, Director of Medical Student Clinical Education, Global Health Program