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Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health (DFMPH) developed a system to increase participation of third and fourth year medical students in global health service by creating elective offerings building on pre-existing brigade opportunities. A standardized M3/M4 elective application, enrollment and evaluation mechanism was developed to facilitate student participation in multiple international environments. In this academic year, 14 students have successfully completed these new electives.
To develop a systematic approach to supporting medical student participation in global health service and learning opportunities through elective course offerings which leverage existing global health brigades.
Respond to student interest
Develop elective course offerings to leverage existing brigades
Promote appropriate student preparation
Increase participation of M3/M4 students in global health service and learning opportunities
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