Study Abroad

Undergraduate Students

This program is designed to provide MSU undergraduate students exposure to clinical medicine and health issues related to careers in medicine, public health, or other health professions. It offers learners a basic understanding of clinical practice in a foreign setting while focusing on seven core disciplines: clinical shadowing, culture (two lessons), the history of medicine, introduction to public health, introduction to infectious diseases, cultural competency in healthcare delivery, and introduction to HIV care.

This program combines hospital shadowing with community healthcare and offers students a view of Mayan culture. Students also are given opportunities to: interact with Mexican healthcare professionals, observe common and uncommon pathology, and work in rural healthcare clinics. Clinical shadowing experience includes: pediatric oncology, emergency medicine, OB/GYN, community medicine, and hyperbaric medicine. There will also be limited opportunities available for general surgeries.

Participate in the first One Health program that  address the three (3) components this approach presents: human health, animal health and enviromental health.

Medical Students & Veterinary Medical Student

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the health care delivery model in Cuba while experiencing the country’s rich culture. During the first week students will explore the public health and community medicine model by on site observation and the delivery of community health clinics, maternal health, pedriatric and geriatric care. The second week will consist of students rotating through the departments of three main teaching hospitals in Havana. There will be lectures and presentations by Cuban health care officials and clinicians and opportunities for students to closely observe and participate in the care of patients while learning about Cuba’s history and culture.

This program offers exposure to clinical medicine and health issues related  to careers in medicine, public health, or other health professions. It offers five (5) days of clinical practice in the Bateyes (Sugar canes) in San Pedro de Macoris (75km away from the capital of Santo Domingo) plus a cultural lesson focus on the understanding of the Haitian migration to Dominican Republic,  and 1 day of a cultural experience.

Explore a one week course in Antigua, Guatemala while serving to the local community with this active clinical learning course. Created and lead by two (2) of MSUCOM most well known scholars Dr. Richard Bryce and Dr. Gary Willyerd.

Spend nearly a week exploring Korea for an enriching cultural and medical experience. Understanding healthcare in Korea is vital dear to their rapildy emerging economy and population. Korea has tropical regions that are heavily impacted by global warming and other wide spread public health issues such as smoking and IV use. This allows Korea to be a unique place to study.

This program combines hospital shadowing with community healthcare and offers students a view of Mayan culture. Students also are given opportunities to: interact with Mexican healthcare professionals, observe common and uncommon pathology, and work in rural healthcare clinics. Clinical shadowing experience includes: pediatric oncology, emergency medicine, OB/GYN, community medicine, and hyperbaric medicine. There will also be limited opportunities available for general surgeries.

Participate in the first One Health program that  address the three (3) components this approach presents: human health, animal health and enviromental health.

One of IGH’s most popular programs. Peru medical service course is a 4 credit course that explores public health in Peru. A stop in Lima to later see over 100 patients a day in Iquitos city.

Participate in this clinical course in Cap Haiten to assist local underserved communities and expand your understanding of cultural hospitality, public health and emergency medicine response.

Nursing Students

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the health care delivery model in Cuba while experiencing the country’s rich culture. During the first week students will explore the public health and community medicine model by on site observation and the delivery of community health clinics, maternal health, pedriatric and geriatric care. The second week will consist of students rotating through the departments of three main teaching hospitals in Havana. There will be lectures and presentations by Cuban health care officials and clinicians and opportunities for students to closely observe and participate in the care of patients while learning about Cuba’s history and culture.

This program offers exposure to clinical medicine and health issues related  to careers in medicine, public health, or other health professions. It offers five (5) days of clinical practice in the Bateyes (Sugar canes) in San Pedro de Macoris (75km away from the capital of Santo Domingo) plus a cultural lesson focus on the understanding of the Haitian migration to Dominican Republic,  and 1 day of a cultural experience. 

Spend nearly a week exploring Korea for an enriching cultural and medical experience. Understanding healthcare in Korea is vital dear to their rapildy emerging economy and population. Korea has tropical regions that are heavily impacted by global warming and other wide spread public health issues such as smoking and IV use. This allows Korea to be a unique place to study.

This program combines hospital shadowing with community healthcare and offers students a view of Mayan culture. Students also are given opportunities to: interact with Mexican healthcare professionals, observe common and uncommon pathology, and work in rural healthcare clinics. Clinical shadowing experience includes: pediatric oncology, emergency medicine, OB/GYN, community medicine, and hyperbaric medicine. There will also be limited opportunities available for general surgeries.

Participate in the first One Health program that  address the three (3) components this approach presents: human health, animal health and enviromental health.

Doctors/Medical Students from Abroad

The Institute for Global Health is proud to provide opportunities for foreign medical students to come observe the workings of the health care system in the United States.  Check out this link for a list of affiliated hospitals:

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the health care delivery model in Cuba while experiencing the country’s rich culture. During the first week students will explore the public health and community medicine model by on site observation and the delivery of community health clinics, maternal health, pedriatric and geriatric care. The second week will consist of students rotating through the departments of three main teaching hospitals in Havana. There will be lectures and presentations by Cuban health care officials and clinicians and opportunities for students to closely observe and participate in the care of patients while learning about Cuba’s history and culture.

Need help funding a Study Abroad?

Check out the Scholarships offered through the IGH Office