We’re excited that you’re interested in global health!

Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) offer a variety of courses, rotations, certificates, and programs for students to engage in global health. This website serves as a tool to help students gain experience in this field. Using the tabs across the top, you will find resources to prepare for global health work abroad.



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What are students saying about their time abroad?

“My experience in Guatemala gave me great insight into the healthcare system of Latin America and will allow me to provide much more culturally-sensitive, resource-minded care as I progress through my career.”

“I don’t think I can explain enough how amazing this experience is.  At the hospital, there is such great opportunity to see interesting pathology, practice Spanish, and bond with physicians from another country.  And through CAMO, you can really see how international community outreach should be run along with really getting an understanding for the community health as a whole.  Everyone involved is very willing to help setup anything that you feel would enrich your experience, so take advantage.”

“The global health ISC is one of the best two or three courses I’ve taken at VUMS. With the possible exception of the Morgan service at Vandy, I don’t think I’ve had a better clinical experience. You see pathologies that you’d rarely, if ever, see at Vanderbilt, and practicing medicine here, even if only for 1 month, will change how you see the practice of medicine back in the States. In short, it’s a very valuable course.”