The SMPH Office of Global Health offers three opportunities that are open to all health professional students in good academic standing who are interested in applying: Certificate in Global Health Online, Interdisciplinary Global Health Field Courses and Medical Spanish. Working with UW faculty mentors and global health partners, students are introduced to rich learning experiences that can be life changing.
Graduate/Professional Certificate in Global Health Online
The Graduate/Professional Global Health Certificate Online is available to UW-Madison students who are already enrolled in a graduate-level primary degree program on campus – a professional degree program (typically in the health sciences) or a master or doctoral graduate degree program.
Graduate Interdisciplinary Field Courses
These two- to three- week field courses allow graduate and health science professional students to explore community health in international settings under the leadership of UW faculty. They fulfill the field experience requirement for the Certificate in Global Health Online and/or for the Path of Distinction in Public Health. Field courses are available in:
The course is offered for 10 weeks each fall semester in two sections — intermediate and advanced medical Spanish. The curriculum focuses on pertinent medical vocabulary for clinical histories and physical exams, with practice scenarios related to each profession in a highly interactive small group format. Native Spanish speakers from the Madison area serve as standardized teaching patients for clinical scenarios. The course also includes information about cultural practices unique to the Hispanic community and working with interpreters.
As circumstances surrounding the global SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, our first priority remains the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students. The SMPH Office of Global Health will follow guidelines and policies established by UW-Madison and the University of Wisconsin System Authority, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS).