Additional Opportunities for Medical Students

M1 Summer Experiences

Medical students who have completed their M1 year and are in good academic standing are encouraged to seek out meaningful experiences during the following summer. In addition to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Field Courses open to all health sciences students, the Office of Global Health, in collaboration with other SMPH departments, offer these additional M1 summer opportunities:

Service-Learning in Guatemala

The Guatemala service-learning experience is coordinated through San Lucas Mission and gives SMPH students and faculty an opportunity to work in satellite clinics. Work is completed in close partnership with local health promoters to provide sustainable care that meets each community’s specific needs. Learn more>>

M1 Summer Independent Research

Both the Shapiro Summer Research Program and the Summer Research & Clinical Assistantship Program (SRCA) offer international opportunities. Learn more>>

Pictured is student Kalifa Wright presenting her research on Evaluating Peer Education and Community Engagement Models for Delivering Health Information to Youth in Kampala, Uganda at Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)

Phase 3 International Clerkships

This 1-8 week elective at a clinical site outside of the U.S. is open to Phase 3 medical students in good academic standing. These enriching experiences are available to students who have completed their clinical clerkships in primary care, medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology.

Students generally provide primary or specialty care in communities, outpatient clinics and/or hospitals settings. They can also work in public health, prevention and health education.

Students are placed based on their interest and language capability as well as the availability of supervised sites.

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Covid-19 Notice

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).

Updated 2/15/21