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Innovative programs and partnerships

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Global Health Program
at the David Geffen School of Medicine


Our vision is to catalyze opportunities to improve health globally.


To achieve this vision, we engage in multi-disciplinary and innovative education programs, research initiatives, and bilateral partnerships that provide opportunities for trainees, faculty, and staff to contribute to sustainable health initiatives and to address health inequities facing the world today.

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"It’s incredibly rewarding to engage trainees in global health education, and to witness how they are inspired and transformed by their global health experiences. We believe that exposure to how research and medicine are practiced in other countries ultimately improves the care that trainees provide to patients in the United States and beyond, and makes them more committed to achieving health equity globally."
- Traci Wells, PhD, Director of Education, Global Health Program

There are many ways to join our community

We offer programs, opportunities, and resources that cross departmental lines as well as borders.


MD Students

Providing experiences that contribute to knowledge and inform future career choices.
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Residents & Fellows

Developing community and support to pursue global health clinical and/or research experiences.
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Faculty & Staff

Engaging in important global work and support of government and non-governmental organizations.
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Recognizing that we are part of a greater community in Los Angeles, across the US, and around the globe.
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