Global Health Lectures, Seminars & Conferences for MD Students
NYU School of Medicine offers two global health selectives and a global health research elective. One selective focuses on infectious and noncommunicable diseases and mental health in the developing world. The second selective, set to launch in March 2017, focuses on global surgery and acute care.
The research elective is an independent course that provides training in research methodology in low-resource settings. It is frequently taken in preparation for study abroad.
Other events take place throughout the year.
International Health Week
NYU School of Medicine’s annual celebration of global health activities, International Health Week, is usually held in late October or early November. Events are open to all.
The keynote talk sets the theme for the week’s discussions and presentations on emerging topics in global health.
Other events include presentations from second-year students on their international research projects. Students’ academic posters are on display, and a panel presents the benefits of dual degree programs, such as the MD/MPH or MD/MBA, for careers in global health.
Sponsored in conjunction with the Global Medicine Club, a panel on careers in global health is also featured. This panel presents different ways of incorporating global health into your medical career.
Contact Elizabeth Robinson at email@example.com for details.
Global Health Clinical Pathological Conferences
Our paracurricular course, Global Health Clinical Pathological Conferences, is aimed at preclinical students. The conferences are opportunities to learn how the routine diagnostic process may differ in a low-resource setting and how social, economic, and cultural factors affect health and healthcare. Topics aligning with the Practice of Medicine curriculum are presented every month by NYU Langone physicians who have worked internationally or with an international population.
Global Health Symposium Lecture Series
The Global Health Symposium is a monthly one-hour lecture series on current issues and hot topics in global health that is open to the entire NYU Langone community, including students, faculty, and staff from all of the health sciences. After each lecture, there is a small reception and students are encouraged to connect and network with other students and faculty as they consider how global health concerns affect the practice of medicine. Continuing medical education (CME) credit is offered for faculty and staff in attendance at these lectures.
If you have a global health topic that you would like discussed in a symposium lecture or wish to share your work or research, please contact Elizabeth Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent lectures include the following:
Global Public Health in the Age of Trump
Date: November 17, 2016
Speaker: Arthur Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics, Department of Population Health and Director, Division of Medical Ethics
Global Climate Change and Public Health
Date: September 26, 2016
Speaker: William N. Rom, MD, MPH, the Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine
Migrant Health and the Mediterranean Crisis
Date: August 22, 2016
Speaker: Nathan Bertelsen, MD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Population Health and Director, Global Health Elective for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Global Health Selective