Respect for others and valuing diversity are essential to ethical engagement in global health work. The Global Health Program is committed to advancing health equity across cultures and borders in alignment with DGSOM’s Antiracism Roadmap and its mission to actively dismantle structural racism. 

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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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"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

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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